Paid for by Burns for Board of Equalization District 2 2018 FPPC#1402329 

​State Board of Equalization District 2, 2018

I was born in and have lived the vast majority of my life in Silicon Valley. I’ve been licensed as a California Real Estate Agent since 1985 and specialize in residential property. My expertise extends to land development and serving the needs of seniors in need of guidance and advice regarding investment property exchanges, property tax transfers and capital gains tax planning.

My commitment to my community is a lifelong priority. I serve on two Independent Citizen’s Oversight Committees concurrently to oversee School Bonds for Fremont Union High School District and Cupertino Union School District. Measure B for FUHSD was passed 8 years ago to provide $198 million dollars in renovations and improvements to facilities (Past Co-Chair) and Measure H for CUSD (Current Chair) was passed last year to provide $220 million in renovations and improvements.

I’ve been President and served on the Board of Directors for the Cupertino Chamber of Commerce and dedicated 19 years to my High School Alma Mater’s Scholarship Fund along with similar programs at the Elementary and High School Districts I reside in. I am the developer of a local Realtors program to support our schools through additional donations.

I received the Alumnus of the Year Award for Archbishop Mitty High School in 2011 and was also the recipient of the Fremont Union High School District Friend of Education award for 20 years of support and service.

I’ve served as President of the Silicon Valley Realtors and Homeowner’s Political Action Committee (trustee for 15+ years), and twice been the recipient of the SilVAR Most Charitable Realtor Award chosen from 4500+ members. I’ve served at the state level of my Realtors Association as a Director with emphasis on Federal and State tax issues and Risk Management.

One of my most satisfying accomplishments was working with our County Board of Supervisors in retaining the inter-county property tax base transfers for Seniors (Prop 90). Along with my Association of Realtors; we were successful twice in accomplishing this task that benefits both seniors and their families. In this era of astronomical property values and accompanying assessments; it is important to help those who have contributed so long to our great state by enabling them to support themselves and remain an integral part of our communities. Programs like these actually benefit each County’s tax revenue by adding liquidity to a perennial low-inventory market and stepping up re-assessments in the process as properties turn over to new homeowners.  I’d like to take this approach with my constituents in District 2 to ensure fairness and accountability at the state level and pioneer innovation that will benefit all of California for decades to come.

About mark burns