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Mark Newgent

US Army Captain, Retired

In these uncertain and confusing times, we need dedicated, experienced, proven leaders with common sense in our City Council that will place the needs of the people first!

My background is 20 years US Army, Military Police, Captain, Commander, Anti-terrorism Officer and Security Advisor for the Pacific Region.

Upon election my goal is to preserve and enhance Irvine’s public safety. I will work to ensure residents are protected by the finest police and firefighting forces and support policies that promote:

-Public/child safety

-Better Traffic management

-Fiscal responsibility/lower taxes

-Open and honest communication with the public

-Smart growth/development

        -Positive relationships with IUSD/TUSD for school safety/reduce overcrowding

-Recruiting and retaining quality police/city employees

-Avoid centralization of power/keep decision making local

The First time I deployed 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 hard I will work for my community, friends and family.

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




           My two Children who are the motivation of my candidacy, Irvine 2018.

                  Memorial Day with my wife, in Irvine 2018.


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

Monday, June 19, 2017 8:09 PM

With U.S. Congressman Lou Correa speaking about veterans issues.

I will be meeting several other local elected leaders in the near future to find out how we can get more veterans jobs in Orange County.
Mark Newgent
US Army Captain, Retired
#marknewgent #irvine #iusd #irvinecitycouncil #election

Monday, May 29, 2017 6:59 PM

Irvine Memorial Day Ceremony

      With our guest speaker Marine Battalion Commander, LTC Eldridge.RIP SSG Matthew Thompson

Remembering out fallen at the Irvine Memorial Day Ceremony

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

Sunday, May 28, 2017 6:49 PM

Northwood Memorial Ceremony

Never forgotten SFC Callahan and PFC Mason. Two names I was able to find easily of two soldiers I served with who died too young. I wish I had more time at the Memorial to research more friends that were lost.

Looking back at my life the past 20 years in the US Army seems surreal. It was good to see how much this memorial helps the community as well as myself. There wasn't a dry eye in the audience even my teenage daughter was moved. She hugged me and told me she was so happy am I alive when she learned about the many sacrifices our US Military and their families.

I hope the Irvine City Council can hurry up and get the veterans cemetery approved and start building it. Whatever site is chosen, please just get it done.

If you are a veteran or support the veterans and would like to help, contact me for more information.

-Mark Newgent
#usarmy #marknewgent #captain #memorialday #irvine #orangecounty

Friday, May 26, 2017 8:52 PM

IUSD Parents Speak Against Non-Age Appropriate Sex Education designed by Planned Parenthood.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 9:08 PM

Congratulations to Assemblyman Steven Choi on the opening of your new District Office in the City of Irvine.

#AD68 #marknewgent #irvine #iusd #orangecounty #openhouse#stateassembly #california

Saturday, May 13, 2017 7:28 PM

Assemblyman Steven Choi

Meeting Assemblyman Steven Choi today at the Irvine Korean Cultural Festival.


-Mark Newgent
#irvine #iusd #marknewgent #stateassembly #cityhall #koreanfestival#korea

Thursday, May 11, 2017 6:32 AM

Cub Scout Tour of City Council Chamber with Council Member Melissa Fox

Sunday, April 30, 2017 6:05 PM

With fellow PTA parent and LAUSD advocate Marian Thomas.

Marian is a very brave and strong person who is not afraid to stand up for what is right. Just after she spoke at the advocate workshop I had to meet her and take a photo. I am so glad I had the chance connect with her.

I asked her if she would be willing to go on facebook live and talk about LAUSD. She was excited about it, hopefully we can make the live interview happen.


-Mark Newgent
#iusd #marknewgent #election #winning #irvine #pta #ptsa #convention#california #sanjose #fourthdistrict #4thdistrict #lausd

Sunday, April 30, 2017 6:02 PM

4th District (OC) PTA with speaker Justin Wolfe at the 118th Annual California State Convention.


-Mark Newgent
#iusd #marknewgent #election #winning #irvine#pta #ptsa #convention #california #sanjose #fourthdistrict #4thdistrict

Friday, April 28, 2017 4:00 PM

With fellow PTA fathers at the California State PTA convention

With fellow PTA fathers at the California State PTA convention

-Mark Newgent
#iusd #marknewgen #election #winning #irvine #pta #ptsa #convention #california #sanjose #fourthdistrict #4thdistrict

Friday, April 28, 2017 11:32 AM

118th California PTA Convention General Meeting

118th California PTA Convention General Meeting


-Mark Newgent
#iusd #marknewgent #election #winning #irvine #pta #ptsa#convention #california #sanjose #fourthdistrict #4thdistrict

Friday, April 28, 2017 11:20 AM

118th California PTA Convention General Meeting Video

118th California PTA Convention kick off (click for video)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:49 PM

Election Update

I have been elected to V. President of JTMS PTSA today. 

One election down and ___ to go.

This weekend we are going to the California State PTA convention please follow to see updates and live streams of the events. 

-Mark Newgent
#iusd #marknewgent #election #winning #irvine #pta #ptsa #convention #california #sanjose

Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:55 PM

Veterans Business Networking Dinner

At the Veterans Business Network dinner with Senator Josh Newman along with motivational speaker and Special Forces Soldier Larry Broughton.

-Mark Newgent
#marknewgent #irvine #iusd #veteran #usarmy #vbn #neworking #business #usmilitary #veteranbusiness

Monday, April 10, 2017 11:46 AM

BREAKING NEWS: [UPDATES] Shooting Reported At Elementary School San Bernardino – Multiple Victims Reported

Another bad day... shooting at San Bernardino Elementary School...

Please stay vigilant and watch out for your kids.

This is just the initial report, more to follow.

-Mark Newgent
#marknewgent #safety #irvine #iusd

Thursday, March 23, 2017 1:34 PM

Spring Break

Hi friends and family

I haven't posted many live videos recently because I have been planning a special educational trip and family reunion for my kids during spring break.

Please join us via Facebook for a trip full of adventure and intrigue as we explore the country of Thailand.

We will take you along to taste Thai cuisine on the streets of Bangkok, shop at local markets, ride elephants, explore the jungle of Thailand and lounge on pristine beaches. Please tune in starting 27 March 2017.

Facebook link

-Mark Newgent
#marknewgent #irvine #iusd #iusd #education #orangecounty #thailand #realestate #vacation #school #family #reunion #goodtimes


Monday, March 20, 2017 2:55 PM

Irvine Co. proposes 1,960 apartments along Sand Canyon Avenue in Irvine

A friend texted me this morning letting me know I made the paper again.

A win for democracy when citizens have their voice heard!

-Mark Newgent
#marknewgent irvine #orangecounty #iusd #school #overcroding #politics #school #realestate

Monday, March 20, 2017 2:43 PM

Speaking at Irvine City Council, Proposed Rental Project

Just now speaking at Irvine City Council about the proposed 1,9600 unit rental project proposed by The Irvine Company.

My son is going on his THIRD year in a row on a waiting list to go to Woodbury Elementary which is right next to our home.

Maybe we should wait until we have built enough schools before we build more apartments?

What do you guys think? Should we build 1,960 more apartments?

The City Council will be voting to move the project forward shortly. Whatever happens please support our City Council they are doing the best they can and really trying hard to do what is best for Irvine.

-Mark Newgent
#marknewgent #irvine #orangecounty #iusd #school #overcrowding #politics



Tuesday, March 14, 2017 10:08 PM

5th Marines Vietnam Memorial

Thank you Irvine City Council for voting unanimously in favor of donating to the 5th Marines Vietnam Memorial!

It was an honor to speak to my elected leaders on this action.
It is always awesome to see our local government working for

what US Service Members fought and died for. Thank you!

-Mark Newgent

#marknewgent #irvine #orangecounty #iusd #school #overcrowding #politics #veteran #usarmy #marines #vietnam #war

Friday, December 9, 2016 8:35 PM

San Bernadino one year ago, 9 December 2015

I took these photos exactly one year ago at the site of the San Benardino shooting memorial. At the time, I felt it was too sensitive to post on social media.

Coincidently on the day of the shooting I was nearby, advising clients regarding church security that was getting harassment and threats.

Less than two weeks before that incident, I was publicly briefing the Irvine School Board about school safety and trying to explain to the board that things were starting to get bad...

To my fellow Irvine residents, there is no magical gate separating Irvine from the rest of the world. We need to stay vigilant and not succumb to complacency. I know my friends and neighbors that live here take great pride in our city being so safe and free from violent crimes. I hope we can all work together to keep it that way.

I always said during my campaign, elected or not, I will still be here to advocate for those in need. That being said, even though I am getting back into my business of Real Estate, I am still here for you guys. 

I love all of you guys.

-Mark Newgent
#vote4mark #marknewgent #irvine #orangecounty #realestate #iusd#neverquit #winning #election #sanbernardino

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 6:13 PM

Pearl Harbor day 7 December 1941

Pearl Harbor day 7 December 1941

This photo was taken a few years ago on the deck of the USS Missouri at Peal Harbor with myself and LTC Adonis Basto at his promotion ceremony that was held in private in the Captain's quarters. During this time in my Army career I had the great honor to be serving as the Aide-De-Camp to then Brigadier General Compton. The commanding General of the 9th MSC.

The USS Missouri is the ship that the Japanese surrendered on in 1945. The exact spot of the surrender is right behind the guns in the photo.

The war officially ended on the deck of the USS Missouri in 1945. It is now parked in Pearl Harbor next to the USS Arizona that was sunk by the Japanese attack on 7 December 1941 where the war began.

Interesting trivia fact: even though the Japanese had scheduled to come aboard to surrender formally, the US was still afraid of a surprise attack by the Japanese. The guns behind me in the photo were loaded and pointed at Tokyo along with other ships and 1,000 planes flying that were ready to attack. Thankfully the Japanese arrived as agreed, boarded the USS Missouri and formally surrendered.

I Personally have strong roots and family ties in Hawaii. 7 December is always a day that we observe and hold near and dear to our hearts.

-Mark Newgent
#RealEstate #MarkNewgent #Irvine #OrangeCounty #California #Vote4Mark #NeverQuit #IUSD
#pearlharbor #ww2 #military #neverforget

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 4:52 PM

Post Election Update

Now that the election is over it is time for me to get back to work.  I want to thank all of the volunteers and our donors who made the campaign possible.

Everyone should be proud of what we accomplished. We got 25,124 votes and nearly won despite having limited resources and a very short period of time to campaign beating out two other candidates with many times the funding we had.

The establishment bullies went low we went high. We ran a clean honest campaign that we can all be proud of. I am very proud of all that we have done and that we kept it all positive.  We did not stoop low to the negative, hateful rhetoric that plagues our city's politics.

I learned so much about the IUSD and Irvine, I hope I can use that knowledge to help all of you. In the future if you or your family need help in navigating IUSD or the City of Irvine I am hear to help.

Love all of you guys!

-Mark Newgent


Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:29 AM

Live Interviews with Irvine Mayor/City Council Candidates

Live Interviews with Irvine Mayor/City Council Candidates

Thank you so much to Gang Chen, Courtney Santos, Matthew Ehorn, Ian Daelucian, Shiva Farivar, Anila Ali for going doing a live broadcast with me and opening up to the public.

Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:13 PM

At Lighthouse Escrow

At the monthly Lighthouse Escrow wine and cheese hosted by their CEO Jay Mills.

I love you guys!

-Mark Newgent

#vote4mark #mark4SchoolBoard #election #winning #irvine #orangecounty #california #neverquit #iusd

Monday, October 31, 2016 10:03 PM

8 November is the big day!

-8 November is the big day!

-Follow the arrows and vote for Mark Newgent "Army Captain/Parent"

I appreciate all of the support! I love all of you guys!

-Mark Newgent
#vote4mark #mark4schoolboard #election #winning #irvine #orangecounty #california #neverquit #iusd

Monday, October 31, 2016 12:10 AM

Photos From Supporters

Thank you Kate for sending these awesome photos. I appreciate the support!

-Mark Newgent

#vote4mark #mark4schoolboard #election #winning #Irvine #OrangeCounty #California #neverquit #IUSD

Sunday, October 30, 2016 11:08 AM

Funding, growth focus of Irvine Unified school board candidates forum

Education lies front and center for many who move to Irvine.
This carefully planned community has become and a magnet for aspirational young families from around the world and one of the state’s fastest growing suburbs, thanks to its top-rated public schools.

That’s why an election for a school district board – responsible for overseeing public schools – is such a big deal here. At a recent Irvine Unified School District board candidate forum at the district office, five of the six candidates on the November ballot shared their views with about 50 attendees, as well as a local TV audience and a reporter from a Chinese-language newspaper.
Although Irvine Unified is known as one of the highest performing school districts in Southern California, it’s not free of challenges.

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