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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  • Curt Young
    commented 2019-10-08 20:03:05 -0400
    No one can say it better than Mark. I don’t live in North Carolina but I would gladly support him. Thanks Mark, for saying so eloquently what so many of us are thinking!!
  • Curt Young
    followed this page 2019-10-08 19:59:41 -0400
  • Dick Shaughnessy
    commented 2019-10-07 11:35:27 -0400
    Mark Robinson is a man on a mission and it’s good for the state of North Carolina and for America. His speeches are unscripted and from the heart. He loves his country and is a warrior for our sacred rights gifted from God. I am so proud to support his candidacy for Lt Gov of North Carolina.
  • Stephanie Bentley
    followed this page 2019-10-02 05:36:17 -0400
  • Ray Richardson
    commented 2019-10-02 05:26:33 -0400
    Love this man – saw his speech a few years back and have replayed it on air many times

    God bless you for standing up for the ideas we believe in

    North Carolina needs you
  • Joan & Harmon
    followed this page 2019-09-16 17:01:38 -0400
  • James Woodell
    commented 2019-09-10 13:59:29 -0400
    I don’t live in NC, but this Patriot speaks for millions of Americans. I want to do all I can to help. Please let me know how. Also, to Mark, and I honestly hope you see this…YOU are a rising star, please don’t do anything to jeopardize that…your voice is powerful, your passion unsurpassed. America needs you, and I can envision great things for you in years ahead. Use your voice, compassion, and love for our country to become a star nationally. I truly hope you learn, grow, inspire millions, and one of these days become a great American President as you have a God given talent and voice.

    J Nolan
  • James Woodell
    followed this page 2019-09-10 13:56:08 -0400
  • Renee Telling
    commented 2019-08-26 09:38:13 -0400
    Mark, I have watched the video of your speech on gun control at your city council meeting many times. No one could have bern more eloquent. I just shared it with our Ohio state rep, a Democrat, who just held a meeting regarding gun control in our small town public library. He did a great job of fear-mongering…even had armed security there that he claims was recommended by the “State of Ohio”. Yeah, not buying that either. We have a monster job on our hands, but I just want to say thank you for fighting the good fight. Bless you & yours..
  • Don Messer
    commented 2019-08-26 07:02:06 -0400
    I had the pleasure to listen to Mark give a speech yesterday in Winston-Salem at the Ladies for Trump meeting at South Fork Community Center. Everyone needs to listen to Mark speak, he is someone that I believe would represent the people when elected. He is a true patriot and conservative and I am honored to support him.
  • Beth Pepper
    followed this page 2019-08-19 12:54:48 -0400
  • Wendy Burgess
    followed this page 2019-08-18 09:08:09 -0400
  • Karen TerRy
    commented 2019-08-16 22:01:11 -0400
    I saw his speech at the Greensboro city council and was cheering at the end! I wish he was running in Tennessee because I would vote for him. NORTH Carolina will be in great hands with this man.
    Karen Terry
  • Marijean Garofalo
    commented 2019-07-24 09:09:11 -0400
    I saw Mark on Facebook one day and totally got the chills. He means what he says and says what he means! North Carolina needs this man as LT. GOVERNOR! Vote for Mark, he will fight for your rights as an American citizen!
  • Dennis Harmon
    commented 2019-07-17 09:03:49 -0400
    Imagine what a combination Dan Forest as Governor and Mark Robinson as Lt Governor would make. He has my family’s vote.
  • Amy Schnurr
    commented 2019-07-10 22:13:36 -0400
    Mark got my attention when he spoke at the Greensboro City Council. I’m sure I’m not the only one saying PLEASE LET THIS GUY RUN FOR OFFICE!! Praise the Lord..he is!! Mark is getting a lot of attention and support here in Cherryville..Gaston Co!!! He has my family’s vote!!
  • Brett Norton
    followed this page 2019-07-10 21:35:56 -0400
  • Jane Bilello
    commented 2019-07-08 21:49:05 -0400
    Mark is a stand up guy, but more importantly,….he’s the real deal, a TRUE Conservative. He has my support!
  • Wayne Campbell
    commented 2019-07-06 13:48:08 -0400
    Mark is a life long friend of mine and I am glad that he is running! I pray that he gets elected and I will do my part to see this happens.
  • Melissa Matthews
    commented 2019-07-03 01:29:15 -0400
    I will absolutely support and help in any way I possibly can. I’m going to start by spreading the word and donating bc that is what it takes. Thank you so much for stepping up for our beautiful state.
  • Jack Dedrick
    commented 2019-07-02 17:59:13 -0400
    I’ve been a fan of Mark ever since he attended that town meeting and I saw the video of it. I wrote him last year and said he should run for office. I am so glad he decided to. Mark is a great American and I’ve donated to his campaign already.