2018 CENTRAL COMMITTEE ELECTION BIOGRAPHY DAVID MACKO
I was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1942. My father was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming, and my mother was born in Cleveland. My grandparents came from Europe to find freedom in the 1890s while we still had some. We lived in the Union Avenue neighborhood of Cleveland until 1966 when conditions became intolerable. Since then I have lived in Solon.
I attended Cleveland “public” schools when they still taught information and how to think, graduated from John Adams High School in 1960 and earned a BA degree in History from Adelbert College of what is now Case Western Reserve University in 1964.
I served honorably in the US Army as a company clerk during the Vietnam Era, 1966 to 1968.
I sold insurance and was an adjuster for several financial institutions before I joined what became Key Bank where I worked as an adjuster until I retired in 2001.
After voting for and supporting libertarian Republican patriot, Barry Goldwater for president in 1964 and seeing how the vile establishment Republicans mistreated him and his supporters (some things haven’t changed in 50 years) I became a member of the quasi-libertarian American Party and was treasurer of the Cuyahoga County AP from 1974 to 1977 and treasurer of the Ohio AP from 1977 to 1980.
In 1980 I became a member of the Libertarian Party and voted for Ed Clark. In 1988 I became a life member of the LP and the Libertarian Party of Ohio. In 1987, I attended the LP convention in Seattle and supported the greatest living American statesman, Ron Paul, for president. In 1988 I collected 1471 signatures to get him on the ballot. From 1988 to 2008 except for a few months, I was Region Representative, chairman of the Northeast Ohio LP or the Cuyahoga LP. From 1989 to 1992 I was secretary of the LPO. I nave been an LPO central committee member since 2010 and Centcom secretary since 2016.
I have run for office five times:
1972 AP 16th Ohio House District 3.33% 1395 votes in a three way race.
2008 LP 14th Ohio US House District 2.94% votes 9511 votes ‘’.
2010 LP 17th Ohio House District 5.56% 2812 in a three way race, where I tied for the
second highest percentage of votes for any alternate party candidate for the Ohio state legislature in
a three way race in 2010.
2012 LP 14th Ohio US House District 3.39% 11,536 votes in a four way race.
2014 LP 14th Ohio US House District 3.72% 7988 votes in a three way race.
I am a life member of Archangel Michael Orthodox Church in Broadview Heights.
I have been a member of the John Birch Society since 1962 and life member since 1975. I am also a member of Gun Owners of America, the American Legion and the American Free Press Readership Council.
Other memberships: NRA, Oathkeepers, Campaign for Liberty, National Taxpayers Union.