Political Columnist- Los Angeles Times
Mark Z. Barabak is a political columnist for the Los Angeles Times, focusing on California and the West. A reporter for more than 45 years, Barabak has covered campaigns and elections in 49 of the 50 states, including a dozen presidential campaigns and scores of mayoral, gubernatorial, congressional and U.S. Senate contests. He also reported from the White House and Capitol Hill during the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations.