Senator Mark Wyland represents the people of the 38th Senate District, which includes San Diego (Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Carmel Valley) and Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Escondido, Vista the south Orange County cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.
Growing up in the city of Escondido, Fulbright Scholar Mark Wyland earned a B.A. in International Relations from Pomona College, where he is a current trustee, and an M.A. in Political Science from Columbia University. After briefly working for the City of New York, he returned to Escondido and worked at Pine Tree Lumber Company, his family's lumber and building materials business, where he worked his way up and eventually became a co-owner.
Mark Wyland first began his government service by sitting on the Escondido Union School District Board from 1997 to 2000. In 2000, he was elected to the State Assembly to represent the 74th Assembly District, and was recently reelected by the people of the 38th Senate District to continue to be their voice in the State Senate.
Senator Wyland has been honored with numerous awards including Legislator of the Year by Tech America, the leading national technology trade association, for his effort to create jobs and promote the high-tech industry.