Mark Grebner became involved with politics while a student at Michigan State University at the time of the 18-year-old vote in 1971.
He has been an Ingham County Commissioner since 1977, with the exception of 1981-84, and has served as chair of the Finance Committee.
Currently, Mark serves as the Board Chair.
Mark is a commentator on politics and political issues, and is often interviewed on radio and television and quoted in news articles.
also writes on "Technical Politics" for the web site Michigan Liberal
is noted for his
iconoclastic and humorous political tactics.
The New York Times
wrote that "Calling Mr. Grebner eccentric would be too obvious.
David Josar, of the Detroit News
, calls him "super wonk".
During his campaigns for election and re-election as county commissioner, he has used self-deprecating slogans such as "No Worse Than The Rest," "He May Be a Fool, But He's Our Fool," and (in a coupon book) "Buy One Politician, Get One Free.
A humorous letter he
sent to his
constituents in 1986, announcing his
plans for re-election, was reprinted in the "Readings
" section of Harper's Magazine
Mark is the president of Practical Political Consulting and serves as the firm's lead campaign consultant.
Not only an elections expert - Mark
also has extensive knowledge of FOIA law, and enjoys reading and classical music.
Learning to program computers made it much easier to work through problem sets; working late into the night at the computer center's key punch and printer output rooms brought me into contact with PPC founder Mark Grebner for the first time.