Meet Mark


Mark grew up poor in Greensboro, North Carolina as the ninth of ten children in a green shingled house with a red roof. His father was an abusive alcoholic. Their house had no heat, no AC, and didn’t even have a shower for them to wash.

As a child, Mark ended up in the foster care system. He and two of his brothers went to the same home where they were fortunate to end up with a caring family. Some of his siblings were not so lucky, and ended up in abusive situations. Mark and his siblings were able to move back in with their mother eventually, who was a devout woman of faith, and he credits his mother as being the reason he is the man he is today. She taught him about the Bible, and always told her children they could be whatever they put their minds to.

Towards the end of high school, Mark joined the Army reserves where he served as a medical specialist for three years. After high school he went to NC A&T and while there, worked at a factory. Mark planned on staying at this factory and working his way up, and possibly even retiring with the company, but it wasn’t to be.

While he was working there, NAFTA was implemented, and his job like so many others had wages cut. They were cut so badly in fact, he ended up leaving. After that, he worked at a restaurant as a shift worker before becoming the general manager there, and served in that role for five years. During that time, his wife Yolonda started a day care center which grew rapidly, requiring them to acquire a new building.

Eventually, Mark left his job to work at the center where he taught children and cared for them. After eight years, they decided to sell the business, and Mark went back to work at a furniture factory. While there he attended UNCG, studying history. However, this factory job would also cease to exist when the owners decided to move the plant to Mexico, leaving Mark and dozens of others without jobs. He eventually got a new job at a different furniture factory, and had plans to pursue a full- time teaching career, getting his masters and then PHD so that he could become a professor, but it was not to be.

On April 3, 2018, Mark’s life changed when he stood up against the Greensboro City Council in a speech which has been seen over 150,000,000 times. Since that speech, he has served on the NRA National Outreach Board, has appeared on Fox and Friends, has been interviewed by Lara Trump, and traveled the state and nation spreading the conservative message.

Mark resides in Greensboro and is happily married to his wife Yolonda, and has two kids, and a grandchild. 

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  • Joan & Harmon
    commented 2020-08-25 12:18:56 -0400
    I live in NJ, but Mark has my family’s votes when he runs for POTUS! I think he should consider choosing Senator Tim Scott from South Carolina to be his running mate. God bless you Mr Robinson, your staff, your family and your state. We need more MEN like you and Senator Scott!
  • Craig Elliott
    commented 2020-08-24 21:17:16 -0400
    I live in California, but just made a contribution to your campaign. You are one of the most impressive people I’ve heard speak in many years. I truly believe that you represent the vast majority of Americans and appreciate your work to get America back on track. Thanks!
  • Diane Giddeons
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  • Hans Lassiter
    commented 2020-08-16 21:04:44 -0400
    Asking for a friend:

    Did you finish your degree programs at either UNC-G or NC A&T?
  • Steven Whitworth
    commented 2020-07-28 20:11:34 -0400
    Charlottean here, you have our family’s vote. Used to do advance work for a previous POTUS, let me know how we can help.
  • Chris Stewart
    commented 2020-07-28 12:42:47 -0400
    For a guy who alludes he isn’t a fancy speechwriter, he did a damn nice job of delivering a message. I’m a pennsylvanian and can’t vote for him, but if he ever ran for anything I would back him 110%
    Nice job Mr Robinson!
  • Wendy Brooks
    commented 2020-07-22 07:27:52 -0400
    Sir you have my vote! It is time we get someone to represent the people in the State of North Carolina. Someone that knows what it is like to go to work everyday, work hard and provide for their family. Someone that has experienced hardships and kept going instead of making excuses. Prayers for you and your family.
  • Greg Clark
    commented 2020-07-21 10:26:36 -0400
    This man is an All American Bad Ass!!!
  • Ken Harrison
    commented 2020-04-16 16:04:44 -0400
    Wish we could get you out here in California to bring some common sense to Sacramento!!! Good luck in your contest!!
  • Joshua Riley
    commented 2020-03-19 06:52:22 -0400
    Missourians support you for NC Gov
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  • Michael Smith
    commented 2020-03-10 20:16:43 -0400
    Way to go Mark! I’m a retired combat vet, live in Mississippi and support you 100%. Our country needs more folks like you. Every now and then someone seizes the initiative and acts in a way that makes everyone in the area take notice, you are that person. You have the drive and the courage to stand up and fight for what’s right and it has been noticed. Your message is clear and rings true throughout every state in our great nation. Yes, you do speak for the majority, and the citizens of North Carolina especially are listening to what you say. Keep your drive to the Lieutenant Governor’s seat firmly in your sights, keep God as your co-pilot and you will succeed. You have a vision and a special quality of leadership that the citizens of North Carolina need. With the continued support of the good citizens of North Carolina and God’s blessing you’ll be the next lieutenant Governor. Stay strong and keep fighting for what’s right!
  • Jeannine Miller
    commented 2020-03-10 16:19:34 -0400
    Congratulations. I am so happy for you. Mt husband and I will be praying for this upcoming journey you are on. It is so refreshing to see a “normal” person willing to run for public office.. You have put your heart and soul into this and it shows. I feel like you are going to be a great asset to North Carolina. America First
  • Jeannine Miller
    commented 2020-03-10 16:19:34 -0400
    Congratulations. I am so happy for you. Mt husband and I will be praying for this upcoming journey you are on. It is so refreshing to see a “normal” person willing to run for public office.. You have put your heart and soul into this and it shows. I feel like you are going to be a great asset to North Carolina. America First
  • Yukon Cornelius
    commented 2020-03-07 21:19:05 -0500
    Congratulations! I am so proud of you. Seriously you exemplify the kind of leader we need in America today. I look forward to hearing about your many successes in the future, and if I’m lucky I’ll get to vote for you someday.
  • Michael Ganesan
    commented 2020-03-06 14:52:37 -0500
    May the Lord bless you brother. Praying for your success. Thank you for your service and for preaching the truth!
  • Thomas Corso
    commented 2020-03-06 05:18:19 -0500
    As a Vermonter I can’t vote for you but I want to congratulate you and we need more people with your dedication . I think many people out of N.C. are watching and like what you stand for. May God and the voters be with you.
  • Suzanne Blanton
    commented 2020-03-04 16:34:47 -0500
    Way to go Mark! Was so happy to see your results last night :)…NC heard your voice and felt your passion. Thank you for speaking up.
  • April Yates
    commented 2020-03-04 14:43:06 -0500
    Many congratulations Mark! Thank you and your family for your sacrifice. We are all lucky to have you in our corner. Will pray for you and your family during the lead-up to November. God Bless!
  • Joan & Harmon
    commented 2020-03-04 12:14:04 -0500
    Congratulations Mark!!!! We live in NJ but have been praying for you and supporting you in your bid for Lt Governor. You will win this. May God bless you and your family as you move forward! God bless the state of NC!
  • Joyce Brendel
    commented 2020-03-04 08:41:31 -0500
    Congratulations Mark. Thank you for making time to travel throughout our state. I know that was a sacrifice for you and your family. May God continue to use you and us for His glory.