After relocating to Tempe in the 1980’s, Marc Norman quickly found a home in the burgeoning arts and music scene of downtown Tempe. Marc took up residence in the affordable apartments that once occupied much of the downtown Tempe area; the scene was electric.
Marc taught himself to sing and play guitar, and eventually formed a band. This led to Marc interacting with business owners and venue managers. He quickly learned the recipe for continued success in business and the arts: originality and attention, which he leveraged to propel his musical pursuits.
By the 90’s Marc Norman had woven his place into the fabric of the Tempe music scene. Over the years he occupied apartments and houses, dealing some of the city’s most notorious slum lords. These were unpleasant experiences that would shape Marc’s opinions on tenants and landlords. Ultimately, Marc was able to successfully negotiate the purchase of house that had previously been a rental property in the downtown Tempe area. He continues to live there to this day.
Marc has described his experiences as being bullied by landlords. In the years since, Marc has found a voice speaking out for the marginalized and displaced populations. Whether they are homeless, or those impacted by the rising prices of rental properties in Tempe.
In addition to his unwavering support of the arts and culture, Marc is an ardent supporter for responsible growth and permanent solutions to the homeless epidemic that plagues Tempe. Marc organizes and performs at countless fundraisers for causes he supports. He volunteers with two 501c3 organizations focused on helping the poor, mentally ill, and homeless populations: Cloud Covered Streets and Unity Through Community.
Marc is running for Tempe City Council because he sees the need for a voice from outside the circles of power. He wants to reign in the rubber-stamped development projects that never seem to stop.
“We don’t have a development problem. Everyone wants to develop here. We need more in return for what we provide these developers.”
“We are spending good money after bad on ineffective solutions to the homeless problem. I have seen first hand how we can better help those who are wanting to change their circumstances. It isn’t just a Tempe problem, but we can lead the way to fixing it.”
Mailing Address: 1027 W. Howe St., Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone Number: (480) 518-2182
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