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President, Convention of States
Mark Meckler is the President of Convention of States Foundation & Convention of States Action (COSA). COSA has over 5 million supporters and activists, representing every state legislative district in the nation. Mark appears regularly on television, radio and online discussing the conservative grassroots perspective on political issues.
Before COSA, Mark was the Co-Founder of Tea Party Patriots. He left the organization in 2012 to implement this constitutional solution to take power from DC and return it to the sovereign citizens of the states. Mark has a B.A. from SDSU and a law degree from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He practiced law for two decades.
From February 2021 to May 2021 Mark served as the Interim CEO at Parler to help bring the free speech social media company back online and equip it for a strong future. Meckler said, “It was an honor to serve in this capacity in the fight for free speech in America.”
Mark and Patty have been married more than 28 years. They have two grown children and reside in central Texas.
DR. JEFFERY BARKE
Chief Medical Advisor, Convention of States
Dr. Jeffrey Barke is the Chief Medical Advisor to Convention of States and founding member of America's Frontline Doctors. He is the author of COVID-19, A Physician's Take on the Exaggerated Fear of Corona Virus.
He is a board certified primary care physician in private practice for over 25 years, served as an Associate Clinical Professor at U.C. Irvine, and as a board member of the Orange County Medical Association. Dr. Barke was recently commissioned as an officer in the US Army Reserve Medical Corps and is also a reserve deputy and a tactical physician for a local law enforcement SWAT team.
Dr. Barke served as an elected school board member for the Los Alamitos Unified School District for 12 years and is the co-founder and current school board chair of a free public charter school in Orange, CA called Orange County Classical Academy that uses Hillsdale College’s curriculum.
ABOUT CONVENTION OF STATES
The Convention of States organization boasts a grassroots network of over 5 million supporters and volunteers, representing every state legislative district in the nation. Its mission is to restore a culture of self-governance in America and to curtail federal overreach. COSA’s primary focus in accomplishing this mission is using a limited Article V Convention to propose constitutional amendments that impose limitations on the size and scope of the federal government, including a balanced budget requirement and term limits for federal officials.
Prominent endorsers include Mark Levin, Ben Shapiro, Dave Rubin, Senator Rand Paul, Gov. Ron DeSantis, Sean Hannity, Senator Ben Sasse, Dr. James Dobson, Pete Hegseth, and Gov. Mike Huckabee.