Mark Stone's Resume

Dec. 2012 – present | Assemblymember, California State Assembly
Elected in November 2012.

Aug. 2009 – 2012 | Commissioner, California Coastal Commission
Appointed by then Speaker of the Assembly Karen Bass. Elected Vice-Chair of the Commission in June 2011.

Nov. 2003 – 2012 | Supervisor, 5th District, Santa Cruz County
First appointed by Governor Davis in November 2003, then successful in the elections of 2004 and 2008. Board Chair in 2005 and 2011. Currently serving on Santa Cruz County Regional Transportation Commission, California Association of Councils of Governments, Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District, Santa Cruz Library Joint Powers Board, FisheriesNetwork of California’s Central Coast Counties, Santa Cruz County First 5 Commission, Santa Cruz County Child Welfare System Improvement Plan Steering Committee, Mountain Parks Foundation Board, California State Association of Counties: Coastal Counties Caucus Steering Committee.

Dec. 1998 – Nov. 2003 | Scotts Valley Unified School District, Scotts Valley, CA
Trustee—Elected as a member of the Board of Trustees in November 1998 and in November 2002 to serve four-year terms. Served as the President of the Board from Nov. 2000 – Nov. 2003. Member of the Delegate Assembly of the California School Boards Association.

Nov. 1993 – Nov. 2003 | Law Office of Mark Stone, Scotts Valley, CA
Attorney—Counseled clients in all manner of business-related legal issues for Silicon Valley high-technology companies. Primary areas of practice included technology transactions, software and hardware licensing and procurement, intellectual property issues, general corporate and personnel issues.

Nov. 1993 – Oct. 2000 | Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
Assistant Professor, Lecturer—Responsible for graduate-level instruction and appropriate academic research related to law, negotiation and the acquisition, transfer and utilization of goods and services. Aug. 1994 – Dec. 1998 University of San Francisco School of Law, San Francisco, CA
Adjunct Professor—Co-taught Technology Contracting, a practical course focusing on contracts particular to high technology industries.

May 1991 - Nov. 1993 | Apple Computer, Inc., Cupertino, CA
Counsel—Advised in-house clients on contract and business-related legal issues, including domestic and international contracts, technology transfer agreements, software and hardware licenses, ASIC agreements, OEM agreements, copyright, trademark, patent and trade secret licenses, and contracts for the procurement of goods and services.


Santa Clara University School of Law, Juris Doctor, May 1988
University of California, Berkeley, Bachelor of Arts in English, June 1979
State Bar of California (currently inactive), admitted to practice December 1988