Meet Mark

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’s Career 

As Mayor of Myrtle Beach and in his time on City Council, Mark helped oversee more than eight hundred employees and an annual budgets of over $200M.

But McBride repeatedly fought and voted against tax increases and fee increases.

As Mayor, Mark’s signature issue was Public Safety, 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 and thousands of jobs for city residents in Myrtle Beach and Horry County’s surrounding areas.

Those projects include:

  • Broadway at the Beach
  • Planet Hollywood & the Hard Rock Cafe
  • Atlanta Braves minor league Coastal Federal Field
  • The Myrtle Beach Convention Center expansion & Radisson Hotel
  • Multi-County Business Park Project
  • The Cal Ripkin Complex
  • Coastal Grande Mall
  • Marriott Oceanfront & the highly acclaimed Grande Dunes Residential neighborhood
  • The Market Common
One thing he didn’t do, however, was use the office of mayor to grow his personal wealth.

Mark holds a real estate license in South Carolina as well as a National NMLS mortgage license, and started and owned several local restaurants including fine dining, full-service, and catering.  

Mark has also worked as a commercial project developer, designing and working with local governments on zoning and construction issues for residential and commercial project developments.

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 lawsuits and death threats.

Mark spoke at the Traditional Family Values rally wearing a bulletproof vest because of these 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 because of his opposition to closing down city streets in Myrtle Beach for the gay pride festival.
Through the years and through the battles, Mark has proven to be a resolute fighter for the people – the silent majority. Mark stands ready to take the fight to Washington and to speak with a loud voice for YOU.