Mark Simon is a veteran journalist with more than 45 years of experience as a daily newspaper columnist, political writer, and news reporter. He currently writes a weekly column on local news and issues for the San Mateo Daily Journal. He also worked for the San Francisco Chronicle and the Peninsula Times-Tribune. For 15 years, he held a variety of executive positions with SamTrans and Caltrain. A fourth-generation San Franciscan, Mark has lived in Redwood City for more than 40 years. He joined The Sequoia Awards board of directors in 2015.