Race for California Secretary of State: Mark Meuser discusses campaign
The race for California Secretary of State is between Republican candidate Mark Meuser and Democratic candidate Alex Padilla.
Carlos Amezcua and Lauren Phinney sat down in studio with candidate Mark Meuser to discuss his campaign.
Mark Meuser is a native Californian and a small business owner, committed to fighting for honest and fair elections.
From a young age, Mark was an entrepreneur. At age 12, he would pick cherries in the morning and then have a street-side cherry stand that he would operate in the afternoon. He was also hard at work taking care of orphaned animals, bottle-feeding sheep, pigs, and cows. Mark believes that these years of developing character through hard work were important, formative years in his life.
By age 15 he was in a management position at a local restaurant. By age 21, he purchased his own pizza restaurant. While his restaurant business was thriving, Meuser began studying law. He graduated with honors from the Oak Brook College of Law.
To better help small businesses owners handle California’s complex regulatory environment, he opened The Meuser Law Group. Meuser operated a diverse civil litigation firm that represented both individuals and small businesses. Meuser’s unique training has taught him how to listen to people, formulate creative alternatives, and achieve workable solutions to real problems.
As an attorney, Meuser won a major victory against United Airlines. In the case of Gilstrap v. United Airlines, Meuser represented a disabled American. Ms. Gilstrap had been injured by United when they failed to follow applicable Federal Rules in how they handled her travel. United argued that they were not liable to disabled Americans for their violations of Federal Rules. Meuser successfully argued before the 9th Circuit that disabled Americans like Ms. Gilstrap were entitled to seek damages against Airlines if they were injured as a result of the Airlines violating Federal Rules.
Meuser also defended Troy Worden, who was the Berkeley College Republican President, in a civil litigation matter brought against him by Yvette Felarca, a national organizer of the organization By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) which is a part of the Antifa movement. Meuser was successful in defeating a Petition for a Restraining Order brought that was designed to restrict Mr. Worden’s movement on campus and effected his First and Second Amendment rights.