Mark Burton for Manhattan Beach City Council  "Putting Community First!" Campaign

Qualifications/Professional Experience


  • Manhattan Beach Mayor/City Councilmember (2013-2017)
  • City Attorney with 25 Years of Public Service (Retired)
  • Immediate Past President of Manhattan Beach Rotary Club
  • General Counsel LAX Airport Police and LAX Risk Management Division
  • General Counsel to LAPD
  • General Counsel to LAFD
  • Former Prosecutor
  • Over 100 Jury Trials and Hundreds of Hearings
  • Expertise in all Police and Fire Department Public Safety Matters
  • Expertise in California's Open Government Laws and their mandate, requiring full and complete disclosure of all city business is made to its citizens
  • Expertise in City Risk Management
  • Expertise in California Tort Claims Act, and its claim and lawsuit requirements against cities
  • Negotiated and drafted thousands of city and collective bargaining agreements
  • Lead negotiator for the City of Los Angeles in its negotiations with the United States Department of Justice that resulted in historic reforms at the LAPD




  • Loyola High School
  • Loyola Marymount University (Economics)
  • Southwestern School of Law (Juris Doctor)


MB Community Involvement


  • Manhattan Beach Rotary Club, Immediate Past President
  • Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • American Martyrs Church, Parish Council
  • Roundhouse Aquarium, Board Member
  • El Camino College Foundation, Board Member
  • Neighborhood Watch, Block Captain
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Leadership Manhattan Beach, Class Of 2017
  • Manhattan Beach Historical Society, Member
  • MB Senior Resource Committee, Member
  • Manhattan Beach Residents Association, Member
  • Friends of Polliwog Park, Member
  • League of Women Voter, South Bay Member


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Personal History


  • Long Time Manhattan Beach Resident and Homeowner
  • Married to Dickie Van Breene Former Grammar School Principal
  • Daughter Alyssa and son Erik, Mira Costa High School Graduates
  • Sons Conor and Brendan Loyola High School Graduates
  • Extended Family, Long Time Manhattan Beach Resident

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