Faulk is a fifth generation Oklahoman who graduated from Classen High School in District 88, co-founded the Paseo Festival in 1977, and recently filed an initiative petition to decriminalize marijuana in Oklahoma City. His book, The Naked Truth, Investing in the Stock Play of a Lifetime, led to criminal indictments in a major stock fraud case, and he was the writer and field director for the documentary The Wall Street Conspiracy. Faulk is currently co-producing a documentary about the Prison Industrial Complex, entitled Voices in a Jailhouse.
His extremely detailed platform addresses over 25 different issues, and he is a strong supporter of ending the prohibition of marijuana, treatment over time for other nonviolent drug offenders, and ending Corporate Welfare by eliminating horizontal drilling tax breaks and paying a living wage to all workers.
"We have starved our public educational system and allowed our infrastructure to deteriorate, while giving massive tax breaks to a handful of already filthy rich corporations. The hundreds of millions of dollars wasted on corporate giveaways would be much better spent supporting public education, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, and incentivizing locally owned, family businesses.
As a lifetime Oklahoman, Faulk has witnessed the changes that corporate political cronyism has brought to the state in recent decades.
“One of the things I have always loved about Oklahoma is our ability to accept each other's differences, and in fact, to embrace that diversity. The people of Oklahoma truly are our greatest asset. But over the last few years, our image as a caring people has been badly tarnished and replaced by an ugly political culture based on greed, bigotry, and oppressive laws enacted by narrow-minded politicians.
"Our first woman governor has led an all-out assault on her fellow women, passing unconstitutional laws that threaten to undo decades of advancements, while at the same time incarcerating more women than any place on earth. We have fought pointless battles based on bigotry and hatred while at the same time ignoring the most fundamental rights and needs of our citizens.”
Faulk says that he would like to engage the other candidates in House District 88 in a series of debates over the next two and half months. He said that he intends to run his campaign from an activist’s perspective, showing people that actions are more important than generic campaign promises.
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One of the most exciting races in Oklahoma, a fight for the real progressive heart of Oklahoma. There are a few others running but no one with a real record of working for the people and standing up to big business and Wallstreet.
A progressive endorsement from Change Oklahoma:
Mark Faulk is a lifelong political/social activist, journalist, filmmaker, and author. Research from Faulk’s bestselling book, The Naked Truth: Investing in the Stock Play of a Lifetime, was integral in the DOJ issuing criminal indictments for 15 individuals in an international stock fraud case. He was the writer, associate producer, and field director of The Wall Street Conspiracy, a major independent documentary about financial fraud, which premiered in New York City in 2012. Mark Faulk has written hundreds of articles on financial fraud and other social political issues, has been a regular contributor to Financial Wire, and his work has appeared in major publications, including The Huffington Post and the prestigious Capco Journal of Financial Transformation.
There are just too many things to list that are good about Mark. He's a strong supporter of a living wage, marijuana decriminalization , and against the state GOP how have helped give us our current budget problems and heartless conservative policies that only help the rich and corporations. Please donate to Mark as he is a grassroots candidate.
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