Tag: Maria Mark
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Melissa RossSeptember 1, 2015

Ousted Atlantic Beach Commissioner Maria Mark had a run-in with the police Monday night. As The Florida Times-Union reported, police say Mark tried to confront a resident who supported Mark’s opponent, new Commissioner-elect John Stinson.  Mark told the T-U the last straw was a “hateful sign” in the homeowner’s yard that “stated Mark should have […]

Melissa RossAugust 31, 2015

The Florida attorney representing a Kentucky court clerk in a standoff over same-sex marriage says it’s a matter of religious liberty. “It’s getting to the question of, if you hold an elected office, how far do your constitutional rights go?” attorney Roger Gannam of the Orlando-based firm Liberty Counsel told FloridaPolitics.com. Kentucky’s Attorney General may […]

Melissa RossAugust 12, 2015

The political newcomer challenging incumbent Maria Mark for an Atlantic Beach City Commission seat says he got into the race after an emotional debate over the 2014 passage of a comprehensive human rights ordinance in the coastal community. Mark led that charge, but her opponent John Stinson on Wednesday called the ordinance “poorly written and poorly […]

Melissa RossAugust 10, 2015

The North Florida politician known for being the first in the area to lead on passing a comprehensive HRO stands by her record as she gears up for re-election. “It was the right thing to do,” says Atlantic Beach City Commissioner Maria Mark. Mark, the Executive Director at the Timucuan Trail Parks Foundation, faces off […]


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