"Building A Stronger Chula Vista TOGETHER"
Mark Bartlett is a Filipino American Veteran who has resided in the city of Chula Vista for over a decade. He comes from a military family, proudly representing the core principles of our nation’s freedoms. Mark completed a deployment in Afghanistan’s Parwan Province where he was awarded campaign medals for his distinguished service in a combat zone.
He was selected as the 2017 Veteran of the Year for the 79th Assembly District during the Tenth Annual Veterans Recognition Luncheon which recognizes veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and their willingness to serve community. Mark also received the 2017 Activist of the Year award from The Blue Heart Foundation for his active role in changing the lives of local youth across the county of San Diego. His passion to serve our youth was ignited when he served as a mentor at the Juvenile Hall Detention facility while studying at the University of San Diego.
Seeing the struggle in our youth who were impacted by the criminal justice system galvanized him to expand his work as a positive role model for the youth. Mark worked in community corrections serving justice involved individuals during their transition from prison back into their communities by providing them with rehabilitative services to help reduce recidivism and to connect them
back with their families.
He went on to co-found a non-profit organization, Reentry Resources
for Change (RR4C) to break the cycles of incarceration and to provide authentic reentry resources and programs to individuals transitioning back into society. Seeing the intersectionality within social justice issues then inspired Mark to work closely with our homeless veteran population.
He founded a community based organization, Vets with Pets, which provides pet food & supplies to homeless veterans with pets to alleviate the financial burden. Mark is also a Case Manager serving our homeless veteran population by providing them with wrap around services that include housing placement.
His passion to serve others fuels his drive to give back to the community. Mark is seeking to represent district 1 on Chula Vista City Council to improve the representation and quality of life for residents in Chula Vista by focusing on public safety, community services, and economic development, benefiting both residents and businesses in the area.
Most importantly, Mark will continue leading with transparency to be more inclusive of the inter-workings of local government for residents. Let’s build a stronger Chula Vista TOGETHER!
Running for City Council District 1