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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  • 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
  • Cindy Coronis
    commented 2020-03-11 21:28:15 -0400
    Mark,
    I am so proud of you for the stand you have taken! This is EXACTLY what our founders envisioned in our leaders: Statesmen, not politicians.
    I will be fervently praying for your success as you campaign to be Lt. Governor of NC. May Gor richly bless you and keep you and your family safe during this time.
  • Dale Nelson
    followed this page 2020-03-11 14:03:54 -0400
  • 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.
  • Sandra Linder
    commented 2020-03-04 00:11:31 -0500
    You will have my vote. If you ever decide to run for President let me be the first to volunteer
  • Rudy Hoggard
    commented 2020-03-03 22:43:12 -0500
    The Next Lt. Governor – Mark Robinson. Graduation. Psalms 119:126 “It is time for thee, Lord, to work: for they have made void thy law.” “…When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.” – Isaiah 59:19
  • Christine Cofer
    commented 2020-03-03 21:13:43 -0500
    Mark from results so far you’ve earned the honor of being elected for the Republican Party. During the upcoming months one thing I would definitely stress during your campaign is to strong urge the rest of the Republican residents in NC to vote. So far today, results are showing about 50% more Democratics voted than Republican voters. You have had a great impact so far and I strongly believe you can continue by encouraging more people to vote! Again Awesome job and thank you!
  • Kevin Walker
    commented 2020-03-03 20:46:01 -0500
    Mark we are pushing hard to get you over the top!!! Let’s Get it done!!!!
  • Vanessa Lynch Eizenga
    commented 2020-03-03 18:00:35 -0500
    I personally worked for Mark as an asst. Mgr @ the restaurant. He is an awesome person, leader and God fearing North CAROLINIAN! He IS WHAT THIS STATE AND THE NATION NEED! HE IS A VERY JUST, HONEST AND FAIR MAN. I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO LISTEN TO HIS MESSAGE. HE WILL MAKE POSITIVE CHANGES HERE IN NC AND THE NATION. 100% BACKING ON WHATEVER MARK CHOOSES TO PURSUE!
  • Chris Curry
    commented 2020-02-27 22:13:05 -0500
    Mark is a great Christian man!! And true Patriot!! He has my vote!!!
  • Kevin Walker
    commented 2020-02-27 21:19:06 -0500
    Mark will be in Gastonia this Saturday. Come meet this great American Patriot. He’s one of us. A God fearing, American loving, law abiding family man who cares for all people and wants to see us all succeed!!
  • Raymond Rivera
    commented 2020-02-27 20:59:23 -0500
    God Bless you Mark!
  • Kevin Walker
    commented 2020-02-26 14:03:42 -0500
    Hey Woody Glad youre doing your homework on Mark. He is who is claims to be. You’ll see what great things Mark will get done for North Carolina. He’s a true Patriot in the best sense of the word. Spread the word to others. VOTE FOR MARK ROBINSON!!
  • Kevin Walker
    commented 2020-02-26 14:00:44 -0500
    Hi Chara I can assure you Mark is still the same man from his videos. He’s a straight shooter who cares for all Americans black white and more. He’s for God, America and people. Your vote will count Thanks Kevin
  • Chara Parker
    commented 2020-02-26 12:28:38 -0500
    I’ve gotten tired of voting as I’ve lost all respect for politicians. I saw your video and if you’re still the same man from that video I would definitely vote for you when you run for president.
  • Woody Burke
    commented 2020-02-26 12:11:39 -0500
    Just heard about you today and I’m very impressed as I’m learning more about you. I’ve researched all the other candidates and so far you have my vote. Stay strong and please do what you say you’re going to do!!
  • Anonymous
    followed this page 2020-02-24 17:19:47 -0500
  • Kevin Walker
    commented 2020-02-23 20:26:31 -0500
    Hey Jim I can tell you Mark is a supporter of voter ID and keeping the right to vote protected from voter fraud that comes without requirements of voter ID. They are many videos of Marks stand for voter ID requirements. The videos are Mark actually speaking his stance. Thanks PLEASE GET THE WORD OUT TO PEOPLE TO SUPPORT MARK AND VOTE.
  • Jim Morris
    commented 2020-02-23 17:38:29 -0500
    I would like to know what Mark thinks about voter ID
  • Charles Zlamal
    commented 2020-02-22 15:23:35 -0500
    I first observed Mark in the video of his discourse with the city council. I had no idea at the time that this took place in Greensboro or even North Carolina. I am so happy that it did, and that Mark is now running for office. I can recall telling my wife at the time I watched the video, that if that guy ever decides to run for political office, he’s got my vote because he articulated so many of the things that those of us law-abiding “common folks” feel. I am also gratified to hear of his position on the economy and philosophy that made this country great. We now seem to treat capitalism as a dirty word so often, and yet it is the ONLY economic philosophy on the planet with consistent success, and that does not create an undue and usually bloated government structure of interference. We need people like Mark to speak out against the foolishness that is currently in vogue among so many, and in particular those who seem to hold so much influence over our young people. When I am questioned about who we have available as a choice in local government that supports our values, I will be speaking of Mark.