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Mark Newgent, Army Captain/Parent

     In these uncertain and confusing times, we need dedicated, experienced, proven leaders with common sense on our School Board that will place our kids first.

     My background is 20 years US Army Captain, Commander, Anti-Terrorism Officer and Security Advisor/Planner for the Pacific Region. Most importantly, I am a father of two children that attend Irvine schools. 

     Upon election my goal is to preserve/enhance school safety and ensure a better curriculum. I will work to ensure students are protected by the finest police/firefighting forces and support policies that promote:

- Upgrade school safety plans

- Safety/security training for teachers

- Fiscal responsibility and lower taxes

- Replace integrated science and common core curriculums

- Reduce School Overcrowding

- Recruit and retain quality teachers

- Open and honest communication

- Avoid centralization of power/keep decision making local

     When I was 21 years old, I threw a rifle over my shoulder and boarded a plane to go to combat in a place I never heard of, for people I didn’t even know... Just imagine how I hard will work for my own children, my friends and my community. 

     I served our country for over 20 years; let me serve our schools for the next 4. 


My two Children who are the motivation of my candidacy.

Memorial Day with my wife.


Thursday, November 21, 2019 5:25 PM

New Crosswalk Built!

This has been a trouble spot for traffic for some time. After talking to my fellow parents and the principal at the school I approached the Irvine Mayor and City Council. Our Mayor listened to my concerns and I directed me to Irvine City staff.

I met with the staff and explained the concerns about traffic safety. Within 4 weeks construction started on the crosswalk. Just today I received a follow up phone call from the city to let me know it’s complete.

Thank you Mayor Christina Shea Michael Carrolland the entire Irvine City Council/staff for helping us take action to keep our kids safe at school.

Mark Newgent #marknewgent #irvine #iusd#safety #crosswalk

Monday, November 11, 2019 5:28 PM

Veterans Day

Another great Veterans Day ceremony at the city of Irvine remembering the veterans I served with. Honor our veterans and their sacrifice by voting.

Thank you for our Mayor Christina Shea for officiating the ceremony.

#marknewgent #irvine #veteransday

Friday, November 8, 2019 9:33 PM

Day off for kids health and wellness

My son wasn’t feeling well this morning... Took him to Disneyland... He feels better now. It’s a miracle.

#marknewgent #irvine #disneyland

Sunday, October 20, 2019 9:59 PM

Livestream Town-hall with Yorba Linda Council-Member Peggy Huang

Thank you Peggy and Dmitriy for joining me today for a congressional Q&A live stream town-hall.

Watch here on Facebook:

Or on YouTube at:

#marknewgent #orangecounty #election #irvine #iusd

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 5:44 PM

Irvine Landfill Tour

Thank you OC Waste Management Director Tom Koutroulis and staff for a very informative landfill tour on how to keep air/water clean.

If you would like a tour of the landfill. Let me know and I will coordinate it.

Learn more:

Mark Newgent
OC Waste Management


Monday, September 30, 2019 9:46 PM

Livestream Town-hall with Mission Viejo Mayor Greg Raths

$1,875.00 raised during Greg Raths livestream townhall... wow!!!!! It wasn’t even a fundraiser. You guys are awesome!

Watch at the link below: ‬‬

Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:51 PM

OC Waste Management Commission

Talking trash with OC politicians and community leaders on how to keep our air and water clean. 

Mark Newgent
OC Waste Management


Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:54 PM

Irvine Safe Community Task Force

So proud of my daughter speaking for her first time at Irvine City Hall to support Irvine's new “Safe Community Task Force”.

She was even able to get the council to laugh. Watch the video of both of us here:

Thank you to everyone that took their time and supported this evening.

Thursday, August 22, 2019 5:19 PM

First Day of School

My wonderful children’s first day of school.

They grow up so fast!

#irvine #iusd #marknewgent

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 10:06 PM

Sworn in as a County Commissioner

Honored to be sworn in today by OC Supervisor Don Wagner as a County Commissioner.

Click HERE or the photo to watch the video.

Mark Newgent
OC Waste Management


Sunday, June 16, 2019 1:00 PM

Flag day

Celebrating flag day with friends.

God bless the USA and our flag. 


Saturday, June 8, 2019 12:56 PM

With US Marine Colonel Greg Raths

Mayor of Mission Viejo (USMC Colonel) Greg Raths officially announces as a candidate for US Congress 45th District. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 12:54 PM

75th D-day Anniversary

On the anniversary of D day 75 years later I reflect on my Military experience and how much D day influenced me and my family. I am thankful our service members faced hardship with strength and resolve to win.

The 82nd Airborne Infantry was my first Assignment in the Army. There I received a first class education on WW2 as the 82nd Airborne conducted combat jumps and played a key role in the invasion on 6 June 1944.

Reminders of the 82nd Airborne’s involvement in WW2 are everywhere around the division area on FT. Bragg, NC. From the names of our streets (like Ardennes, Bastogne and Anzio), Airborne monuments, our Airborne museum even our main drop zone is named “Sicily Drop Zone” (that I was MEDEVAC’d from twice) to remind us of our lineage as paratroopers.

Our 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment motto was “Strike Hold”. It came from WW2 in reference to striking the enemy fast, holding our positions and never giving up one inch of ground.

I was lucky enough during my time in division to spend time around WW2 Veterans during the 82nd Airborne’s annual “All American week” and hear their experiences. Eventually I was stationed in Germany, learned how to speak German, met holocaust survivors and went to Normandie to see it with my own eyes.

After all this time we need to always remember the sacrifices of the greatest generation and how our freedom is the most expensive thing we have even if we aren’t the ones who paid for it.

Mark Newgent
US Army, Retired

Monday, May 27, 2019 12:45 PM

Memorial Day 2019

Thankful my city does Memorial Day events to honor our fallen service members. 

Happy to call Irvine home.

Mark Newgent
US Army, Retired


Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:51 PM

ROAR Tour for OC Waste Management/Recycling

Taking a tour of ROAR (Regional Organics Anaerobic Recovery) the world’s first anaerobic renewable energy plant.

ROAR turns organic/green waste into RNG (Renewable Naturals Gas) while cleaning the air without releasing methane into the air.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:41 PM

Saturday morning walk with our new Mayor Christina Shea

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 12:38 PM

Swearing in of the new Irvine Mayor Christina Shea

Click HERE or the photo below to watch the video of the swearing in. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 12:34 PM

Congrats Supervisor Don Wagner!!!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 12:32 PM

Congrats to Nissa, Abe and Randall who received awards last night.

Their commitment to excellence, dedication to duty and professionalism were essential in the success of the campaign for OC Supervisor.

Their actions bring reflect great credit upon themselves, the County of Orange and their country.

*** I am honored to have Abe and Nissa as dear friends. These awards are well deserved.

-Mark Newgent

Thursday, March 14, 2019 12:29 PM

Congrats Supervisor Elect Don Wagner

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:33 PM

Irvine state of the city address by Mayor Don Wagner

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:27 PM

At Irvine state of the city address with Mayor Don Wagner

Vote for Don Wagner on 12 March,

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019 11:23 AM

At BNI ribbon cutting with Mayor Don Wagner


It was a pleasure to support local business with our Mayor and Candidate for OCBOS Don Wagner.

Learn more at:

Monday, February 11, 2019 10:23 AM


Honored to be sworn-in by Irvine Mayor Don Wagner to serve on the City of Irvine's Investment Advisory Committee.

Thank you to everyone that helped me along the way to achieve another milestone in life.

Saturday, February 2, 2019 12:18 PM

LIVE interview with Mayor Don Wagner

LIVE interview with Don: learn more at 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 12:53 PM

Todd Spitzer Swears-in as the new Orange County District Attorney

Congrats to our new DA Todd Spitzer!

Unfortunately there was a line to get a selfie with Todd. I couldn’t get the selfie but was able to get a photo and speak with Congressman Lou Correa about the great things he is doing for my fellow veterans.


#marknewgent #irvine #orangecounty

Sunday, December 16, 2018 9:13 PM

At the Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial Wreath Laying Ceremony

Teaching my son about my fallen brothers and sisters I served with in the US Army.

Every Time I go to this place and see my friends names on the walls of this memorial it is surreal.

I am glad the city of Irvine created this memorial and is such a patriotic city. Let us always remember our fallen and their ultimate sacrifice.

Mark Newgent
US Army Captain, Retired
#marknewgent #irvine #veteran #memorial

Friday, November 2, 2018 7:43 AM

Veteran's Day is just around the corner on November 11, 2018

Our veterans sacrificed so you could have the right to vote. Honor our veterans by VOTING!


At the 9th MSC Formal Ball with LTC Patrick Weaver. 

Thursday, November 1, 2018 10:24 AM

Happy Halloween

Out with my wife and son "trick or treating". 

Click here or on the photo below to watch my son's Halloween dance. 

Mark Newgent
US Army Captain, Retired

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:08 AM

Sex Slavery in the Safest City in America

Monday, October 29, 2018 7:32 AM

Drivers Running Stop Signs

Tired of dangerous drivers that do NOT stop?

Tired of politician's empty promises on traffic safety? 

I did a live video at a crosswalk near my own house for about 55 minutes to show you the evidence of drivers totally disregarding stop signs.

Click the HERE to watch the video.

Monday, October 22, 2018 7:27 PM

Use your right to VOTE!

Politicians say they will fight for you...

Many of my fellow veterans have made the ultimate sacrifice to give us the right to vote... honor them by VOTING!

Sunday, October 21, 2018 11:10 AM

Irvine Police Department Open House

At the Irvine Police Department open house with my 8 year old son.

The best part of my life and the thing I am most proud of is being a dad.

Mark Newgent
US Army Captain, Retired
#marknewgent #irvine #election

Friday, October 19, 2018 1:02 AM

LIVE Medical Q&A with Doctor Thermos and Mark Newgent

The Doctor is in!!! LIVE Stream with DR Alexander Thermos.

Watch the replay HERE.

#marknewgent #irvine #election

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:35 PM

Responding to Negative / False Political Mail

Sick and tired of political attacks?

Click HERE to watch my LIVE video response to negative mail you may have received.

Monday, October 1, 2018 10:49 PM


It is an honor to have the endorsement from the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association.

 As a former first responder, I understand the unique hardships our Firefighters go through everyday to keep us safe. I look forward to working with our Firefighters to continue to keep us safe.


Thursday, September 20, 2018 9:59 PM

Live stream with Doctor Thermos and Mark Newgent


Watch us analyze my blood under a microscope and get a tour of the hyperbaric chamber.

learn more about Doctor Thermos at:

-Mark Newgent

Retired Army Captain

#marknewgent #irvine #election

Monday, September 10, 2018 10:23 PM

Veteran's Town Hall with U.S. Congressman Lou Correa

Speaking with U.S. Congressman Lou Correa about helping our veterans. 


#marknewgent #irvine #election #veteran

Monday, September 10, 2018 7:19 AM

Campaign Signs

In an effort to recycle 2016 campaign signs we used stickers and unfortunately they are falling off.

If you see any like this can you please let us know and we will fix them. 

I would like to point out I am mostly self funded with small donations from individuals. I am not taking any PAC/developer/corporate money like others...

If you would like to help us buy campaign materials you can donate on our website here.

#marknewgent #irvine #election

Sunday, September 9, 2018 11:28 PM

Protecting Schools in Combat

The US Army prepared me for everything, except seeing children on the battlefield. I saw first-hand how people suffer when governments breakdown…

This photo is from the first time I went to a combat zone when we protected many things... most importantly we protected the kids at this school.

The kids in the photo are happy because they knew as long as we were there they were going to live. 

Mark Newgent
US Army Captain, Retired
#marknewgent #irvine #iusd #irvinecitycouncil #election

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 10:22 PM

Live with Family Practice Doctor/regenerative medical expert, Doctor Alexander Thermos​

Saturday, June 23, 2018 8:28 PM

At the Irvine City Memorial Day ceremony.

Wearing my uniform today to honor the fallen.
I have had the time to reflect on my career and the people I have lost in the Military. It hurts to attend these ceremonies but no matter, we must hold some things sacred in our lives and remember our fallen heroes.

Now retired and living an easy civilian life, I can really appreciate the sacrifices made by our service members and I am truly thankful for all of them, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice so we can have our freedom. Your sacrifices will always be remembered.

Mark Newgent
US Army Captain, Retired
#marknewgent #irvine #iusd #irvinecitycouncil #election

Friday, June 22, 2018 12:00 AM

Veterans Cemetery Location in Irvine Still Unclear

The Irvine City Council discusses plans for the proposed Veteran's Cemetery

Sunday, May 27, 2018 8:17 PM

Northwood Gratitude and Honor Memorial

Remembering our fallen today. I found name on the wall of someone I served with.

SPC Kephart and his squad were ambushed on their 10th day in Iraq. Under heavy enemy fire and roadside bombs Kephart fired his .50 cal machine gun until a round exploded and jammed the weapon. He then grabbed his team leader’s m249 SAW and kept firing to suppress the enemy for some time until he was wounded by an RPG. The medics kept him alive until he was MEDEVAC’d but later died of his wounds. According to witnesses his heroic actions saved many other lives that day.

I tried to locate his dog tag but he did not have one on the display. I talked to the people in charge of the memorial/display. They assured me SPC Jonathan Kephart will get a dog tag for their display.

RIP SPC Kephart!

Mark Newgent
US Army Captain, Retired
#marknewgent #irvine #iusd #irvinecitycouncil #election

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 11:45 AM

Thanking Congressman Lou Correa for supporting our Soldiers

With congressman Lou Correa, thanking him for helping to fix the discharge of four Soldiers that were wrongfully discharged when I was their Commander.

After all these years my Soldiers will finally see justice!

Mark Newgent
US Army Captain, Retired
#marknewgent #irvine #iusd #irvinecitycouncil #election
#usarmy #veteran #irvine #congress #justice #orangecounty#marknewgent

Saturday, November 11, 2017 12:25 PM

At the Irvine Veteran’s day ceremony

With the US Marine Color Guard 

Mark Newgent
US Army Captain, Retired
#marknewgent #irvine #iusd #irvinecitycouncil #election #iusd #veteransday #usarmy

Saturday, November 4, 2017 12:15 PM

Getting a tour today with my son's Cub Scout pack of a fire station from our local Fire Fighters.

Mark Newgent
US Army Captain, Retired
#marknewgent #irvine #iusd #irvinecitycouncil #election #ocfa #fighterfighter #iusd

Friday, October 27, 2017 12:08 PM

OC Veterans Cemetery Dedicated at Irvine Strawberry Fields

Proud to support the new Veteran's Cemetery in Orange County.

As a US Army Veteran I was honored to be selected to raise the US Flag at the dedication ceremony.

Mark Newgent
US Army Captain, Retired
#marknewgent #irvine #iusd #irvinecitycouncil #election

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2:07 PM

Lunch with US Congressman Lou Correa talking about veterans issues.

Never before have I heard a congressman directly say that he will go with a veteran in person to the VA to help. Wow!!!

Congressman Lou Correa also promised to help me fix the discharges of four Soldiers that were wrongfully discharged under my Command. I am really looking forward to the day the injustice to my Soldiers will be fixed.

Mark Newgent
US Army Captain, Retired
#marknewgent #irvine #iusd #irvinecitycouncil #election

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 6:37 PM

With State Assemblyman DR. Steven Choi to speak about hiring more veterans in our company.

Every time I get the chance to meet with our elected leaders I get a renewed faith and confidence in our government and am so proud of all that we have done as a country.

Mark Newgent
US Army Captain, Retired
#marknewgent #irvine #iusd #irvinecitycouncil #election

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