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Mark Bernstein has been a member of the University of Michigan Board of Regents since January 1, 2013, with a term expiring January 1, 2021.

Mark Bernstein
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Rachel Bendit
EducationUniversity of Michigan, Ann


Personal life and educationEdit

Bernstein earned a BA from the University of Michigan in 1993, and earned a J.D. and an M.B.A. from that same university in 1996.[1]


During the Clinton Administration, Bernstein served as director of press pool operations. He later worked for Citigroup and The Law Offices of Sam Bernstein. Bernstein was appointed to the Michigan Civil Rights Commission by Governor Jennifer Granholm.[1]

In 2012, Bernstein ran for a seat on the University of Michigan Board of Regents, campaigning on the idea that the cost of college is too high for students.[2] Bernstein took a bus tour of the state, encountering many who were unaware that the position is elected statewide.[3] Bernstein won the race, earning an 8-year term.[2]

Bernstein was encouraged to enter the 2014 Michigan gubernatorial election,[4] and has been mentioned as a potential future statewide candidate.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Mark Bernstein, Ann Arbor - Appointed January 2004". Michigan Department of Civil Rights. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b Woodhouse, Kellie (7 November 2012). "Election 2012: Will new Democratic regents challenge tuition increases at University of Michigan?". The Ann Arbor News. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  3. ^ Moore, Lynn (1 October 2012). "U-M Board of Regents candidate Mark Bernstein brings 'make college affordable' bus tour to Muskegon (video)". MLive. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  4. ^ Skubick, Tim (28 May 2013). "Mark Schauer announces run for Michigan governor". Fox News 2. Archived from the original on 27 April 2014. Retrieved 13 September 2013.
  5. ^ Livingston, Abby (11 September 2013). "Senate Retirement Means Michigan's Dominoes Are Starting to Fall". Roll Call. Retrieved 13 September 2013.

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