Mark Dunlea

Climate change activist. Active with – NYC, Brooklyn, Albany (PAUSE). Former co-chair legislative committee People’s Climate Movement. Chair of Green Education and Legal Fund. Member. SHARE Steering Committee.

Anti-poverty activist. 28 years Hunger Action Network (mainly Executive Director). Former State Head Organizer of ACORN.

News correspondent, WOOC Radio NY. 16 years public affairs radio show at WRPI and WBAI.


Served on Poestenkill Town Board, 1991 – 95. Lowered property taxes each year. Closed town landfill. Wrote ethics law.

28 years Hunger Action Network of NYS – poverty, food policy, housing, welfare rights, child care, corporate accountability, $15 min wage. Started Community Voices Heard.

Former Board member, economic advisor for Fiscal Policy Institute. Helped enact millionaire’s tax, public jobs.

Ex Co-Coordinator of Faith and Hunger Network of NYS

Co-coordinates campaign for 100% clean energy 2030 / Off Fossil Fuels Now.

Former State Head Organizer of ACORN (now NY Communities for Change.)

Former Director, Off Campus Association at SUNY Albany.

Co-Founder, Rensselear County Environmental Action

Co-Founder, Community Works

Former Member, New York State Set Aside Board, Federal Emergency and Management Assistance

Co-Founder, National Lawyers Guild, Albany Chapter

Co-Founder, Green Party of NYS

Former Member Advisory Committee, NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance


Madame President: The Unauthorized Biography of the First Green Party President

Evaluating a Decade of Welfare Reform in New York State: Putting Jobs into Welfare to Work Programs,

The People’s Budget,

The Privatization of the Welfare System

Beyond Emergencies: A Study of Food Directions for Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

Food with Dignity: A Study of Food Pantry Users In NYS,

The Financial and Environmental Impact Garbage Incineration,

The Cable TV Omission: A Performance Audit of the New York State Commission on Cable Television,

How to Challenge Your Property Taxes

Troy’s Tax Tragedy: A Study of Troy’s Property Tax Rates

Co-Author: Asleep At the Wheel: A Study of the Performance of Local Departments of Social Services

Education and Personal

Graduate of RPI (Management) and Albany Law School.

Married, one son, passive solar home Mark built in Poestenkill at Common Farms.

Avid community gardener. (Former member, advisory board of NYS Community Garden Office.)

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