I’m Mark McBride. I served 2 terms as mayor of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I’ve lived virtually my entire life on the Grand Strand of South Carolina — one of our country’s most beautiful places.
I’m a family man — a husband of thirty-four years, a dad to three, a small businessman, and a public servant.
After serving for more than a decade in elected office and then raising two sons and a daughter, it became clear to me that America is in trouble.
America is in a fight for its life — I couldn’t just sit on the sidelines and enjoy retirement.
Sadly, ten Republican members of Congress voted with the communist Democrats to impeach our President contrary to the constitution.
Our representative, Tom Rice, was one of them. Rather than joining the Democrats, South Carolina ought to be leading the charge to fight for the America First Agenda. I’m just the candidate to lead the fight here in South Carolina. Join us!
A bit about Mark
As Mayor of Myrtle Beach and in his time on City Council, Mark helped oversee more than eight hundred employees and an annual budget of over $200M.
But he repeatedly voted against tax increases.
As mayor, Mark’s signature issue was backing the blue and protecting our first responders.
During his tenure as mayor, Mark helped build five new police and fire stations, earning The City a Class 1 fire rating, dropping insurance rates, and saving citizens’ dollars in their personal budgets.
While fighting to save citizens’ hard-earned money, Mark oversaw and recruited many development projects to the city, bringing thousands of jobs for residents in Myrtle Beach and surrounding areas.
Those projects include:
Broadway at the Beach,
Panet Hollywood & the Hard Rock Cafe
the Atlanta Braves minor league Coastal Federal Field
The Convention Center expansion & hotel
Multi-County Business Park Project
the Marriott Oceanfront development & the highly acclaimed
Grande Dunes Residential neighborhood
One thing he didn’t do, however, was use the office to grow his personal wealth.
Mark holds a real estate license in South Carolina as well as a National NMLS mortgage license, and has worked in a variety of sectors including fine dining, full-service, and catering.
Mark has also worked as a project developer, designing and working with local governments on residential commercial project development.
As mayor, protecting the safety and the rights of the residents and visitors to Myrtle Beach was Mark’s top priority.
And boy was he raked over the coals for it. Mark earned attacks from the far left decades before it was the norm for his conservative, Christian positions on traditional marriage and on protecting citizens from outsiders intending to commit violent acts.
He once asked the Governor of South Carolina to send the National Guard to provide protection during a particularly dangerous bike week — an act that earned him death threats.
Mark spoke at the Traditional Family Values rally wearing a bulletproof vest because of death threats.
As a result of these stances, the homosexual lobby, led by RuPaul and Ellen Degeneres’s mother — openly attacked Mark.
McBride was even picketed by the pro-homosexual extremists at city hall for because of my opposition to closing down the city of Myrtle Beach for the gay pride parade.
Married 34 years to Laura Cochran of Greenville, South Carolina
Three children –
Struthers married to Eliza Limehouse of Charleston, baby grandson & their family lives in Colleton County
Milsom Anne married George Byryan IV of Chapin, baby granddaughter & their family lives in Aiken
O’Neil, rising JR @ Clemson University & 2 year letterman on CU MBBasketball team
Graduated High School in Horry County 1982
Student Body President, won Basketball State Championship
Chosen as a Citizen & then counsel @ Palmetto Boy’s State
Attended Coastal Carolina University
Graduated from The University of South Carolina
1985 Institutional Management
1986 Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Administration
2 year Community Appeareance Board, C of MB
4 year City Council member, City of MB
8 year Mayor. City of MB
Graduate, SC Municipal Association’s Institute of Government
Former member – US Conference of Mayors
Former member – National League of Cities & member of NLC’s Small Cities Steering Committee
Only District 7 candidate w/ Federal Election experience – 2004 SC Senate
Holds a SC real estate license
Holds a National NMLS mortgage license
Varied career in restaurants including fine dining, fast food, delivery, full-service, buffet & ice cream & yogurt. Designed & Worked in residential/commercial project development.
During my tenure as Mayor & on City Council oversaw 800+ employees & $200M budget. Repeatedly voted against tax increases. Completed buildout of the Broadway at the Beach entertainment complex w/ Panet Hollywood & the Hard Rock Cafe. Built the Atlanta Braves minor league Coastal Federal Field. With cooperation with Horry County & the Horry County Schools, led the Multi-County Business Park Project which led to a 2700 acre annexation leading to South Carolina’s largest mall – Coastal Grande, the Marriott Oceanfront development & the highly acclaimed, Grande Dunes Residential neighborhood. 3500 jobs came along with this development project. In addition, ground was broken for the urban southend community center – Market Common which boasts 5000 new city residents, business & economic development & 1000’s of additional jobs.
New police stations. New Fire stations & The City received the ISO Class 1 fire rating dropping insurance rates. The Convention Center expansion & the Convention Center hotel.
MB was recognized as becoming a Metropolitan Area for the first time, which led to the National chains aggressively building in MB.
Picketed by the Union @ city hall
Spoke @ the Traditional Family Values rally w/ a bulletproof vest because of death threats.
Asked the Governor for the National Guard
Declared curfews & closed the City during numerous hurricanes.
RuPaul went after me.
Ellen Degeneses’s mother went after me.
Led the City’s National Day of prayer
Passed resolution opposing gambling
Passed resolution opposing video poker
Passed the State’s First resolution preventing MB from becoming a sanctuary city
For years Promoted Myrtle Beach Public Safety First
Only candidate with Executive experience
Operated under balance budget
Record of voting against tax increases
Record of constituent service to 15m visitors annually, 7500 business license holders & 30k residents
Against No Child left Behind (Bush) wanted to do away with US Dept of Ed
Against NAFTA (Bush)
Proposed Vets going to the Dr of their choice – Trump succes
Proposed FairTax – to do away w/ the IRS
Numbers USA favorable rating