District 4 (Eastbluff, Santa Ana Heights, Airport area)
Running against Leslie Daigle
Name: Mark Tabbert
How long have you lived in Newport Beach? 11 years
Occupation: merger and acquisition intermediary/business sales and consulting
Education: bachelor's degree
Previously elected or appointed positions: none
Community organizations you belong to: American Legion Yacht Club, Newport Beach Lawn Bowling Club, Orange County Interfaith Coalition for the Environment, Banning Ranch Conservancy
What do you think are the biggest issues facing Newport Beach right now?
John Wayne Airport ranks as No. 1. It is the first issue mentioned in a broad band stretching from Santa Ana Heights to Balboa Island. The second most important issue is protecting neighborhoods. I've talked to more than 500 people and many of them want to put community first.