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, and enjoys acting on stage.
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.