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Mark J. Green      

Author, Public Interest Lawyer & Democratic Politician; Former New York City Public Advocate

Mark Joseph Green is an American author, former public official, public interest lawyer and a Democratic politician from New York City. He worked with Ralph Nader from 1970-80, eventually as director of Public Citizen's Congress Watch, and was the former president of Air America Radio (2007–09). His 2001 nomination and loss to Michael Bloomberg for NYC Mayor is chronicled in the 2002 Sundance Film, Off the Record: The 9/11 Election.

He published his 23rd book in May 2016, Bright, Infinite Future: A Generational Memoir on the Progressive Rise. He has co-written two bestsellers, Who Runs Congress? and The Book On Bush. He has collaborated on several books with consumer advocate Ralph Nader (The Closed Enterprise System; Monopoly Makers, Verdicts on Lawyers, Taming the Giant Corporation. Another recent book is Change for America: A Progressive Blueprint for the 44th President, co-edited by Green and Michele Jolin, a transition policy book for President Obama, co-produced by the New Democracy Project and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. He was a Visiting Scholar at NYU College and Law School from 2002-06 and writes regularly about public affairs for the Huffington Post.

He was host of the nationally syndicated radio show, Both Sides Now from 2010 - December 2016. which ws aired on 200 stations and recorded at IHeartMedia in New York City. The weekly program rotated such regular panelists as Arianna Huffington, Ron Reagan, Bob Shrum, Jonathan Alter, as well as Kellyanne Conway, Mary Matalin, David Frum, and Rich Lowry.

Green was New York City Consumer Affairs Commissioner from 1990-93 and was twice elected New York City Public Advocate, in 1993 and 1997. He won Democratic primaries for the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, and Mayor of New York City and in each case lost in the general election. Additionally, he has lost campaigns to be the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, the Democratic Nominee for New York Attorney General, and the Democratic Nominee for New York Public Advocate eight years after finishing off two terms in that position.

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