Councilmember Mark Bunker spent much of his life in the media, starting as the morning guy at a Midwest radio station before moving to Los Angeles to work in front of and behind the cameras in film and TV. He spent close to a decade in San Diego in TV News and won an Emmy Award for his work. He’s an avid film buff from the silent era to the present.
While never a member, Councilmember Bunker has been recognized as a go-to source for journalists investigating the Scientology organization. He contributed to HBO’s “Going Clear” and appeared on several episodes of A&E’s “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”
Councilmember Bunker first moved to Clearwater in 2000 and became friends with Gabe Cazares, Mayor of Clearwater from 1975 to 1978, and retired police lieutenant Ray Emmons both of whom boldly took on Scientology when the organization came to town under deceit.
Councilman Bunker is proud to be representing the people of Clearwater, a city he has cared about long before he moved here.
"Mark Bunker's tenure on the City Council has been vital for protecting Clearwater and tackling the city's challenges. Mark has a deep understanding of the diverse needs of the community and a bold outlook for its future. He is often the singular, brave voice confronting Scientology's aggressive attempts to take over Clearwater.
Nobody else has the knowledge or courage to do what Mark has done in his first term. Clearwater residents must stand united against Scientology's influence, and the only way to do that is to support Mark Bunker. For the sake of Clearwater’s future, please re-elect Mark Bunker on March 19th."
- Leah Remini
"The members of Clearwater Fire Fighters Association Local 1158 carefully choose who they endorse. The more than 250 members of our organization are looking forward to working with Mark Bunker on a successful election and future endeavors."