Mark Capitolo | Senior Vice President
Mark Capitolo is a seasoned campaign and public affairs professional with over 30 years of experience in state government, media relations, and political campaigns. Before joining Elevate, Mark was the California director of public advocacy for Kaiser Permanente, where he led health care policy communications on universal coverage, affordability, prescription drugs, mental health, and other issue areas.
Prior to his work for Kaiser Permanente, Mark spent over 20 years managing strategy, media relations, direct mail, and advertising for Northern California candidates, ballot measure coalitions, business groups, and labor unions. Over that period, Mark helped pass hundreds of millions of dollars in local public finance measures.
He also worked on numerous statewide initiative campaigns and helped elect dozens of candidates to state and local office, including Rob Bonta to the State Assembly in 2012. Mark also served as a communications director for State Senator Don Perata (ret.).
A native of Daly City, Mark earned his Bachelor of Arts in Government from CSU Sacramento. He is a former board member for the California Voter Foundation and Yolo Family Service Agency. Mark is an active volunteer and youth sports coach at St. Ignatius Parish School in Sacramento. He and his wife Jennifer live near the American River with their two sons DJ and Tommy, and dogs Mano and Kai.