94.7 The WAVE proudly celebrates Black History Month and is pleased to honor Mark Ridley Thomas.
First elected to public office in 1991, Mark Ridley Thomas has always wanted to serve people. He is a graduate of Manual Arts High School and Immaculate Heart College and he earned his masters from USC. After five-years as a high school teacher, he wanted to find better ways to improve education, so he switched his career to politics where he could make a bigger impact in education.
This L.A. native has served on the L.A. City Council, in the California State Assembly, and made history by becoming the first African American man to chair the Board of Supervisors.
The city of L.A thanks Mark Ridley Thomas for decades of service to our community.
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