About Marc

marc-sobelMarc Sobel, 58, is married to Cynthia, has a daughter & son-law and granddaughter that reside in Oakhurst. He retired from the radio business in Southern California and moved to Bass Lake, After 6 years at the Lake they bought a home in Oakhurst where they live now. Cynthia teaches part time at Mountain Christian center’s preschool program. Three sons live in California and Utah. He owns some income property in the mountain area, manages several vacation rentals at Bass Lake and operates a popular tourist web sites at the Lake and Oakhurst. Past business include owner of a charter bus company, aquarium store, manager of an electronics store and owner of a two way sales and service company.

Marc’s first effort to influence government happened when he was just 14 years old, when the City he lived in completed a road over a drainage. To him it made no sense why the stop sign was not removed. A  through street replaced a dead end. He wrote a letter to the road department and some months later he got a letter back saying the stop sign will be moved to the other direction as he proposed.

He is the guy who will call in a pot hole, stop and help at a traffic accident, remove a fallen tree from a road or jump in to help a fireman to hold a fire hose. You will see him cooking at Fresno Flats or selling raffle tickets at the Rotary Crab Fest.

Marc has been involved in community service for 42 years, starting at the age of 16 as a volunteer blood delivery driver for the American Red Cross, and becoming a volunteer leader in the disaster service program. Now serves as a volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the Air Force. Major Sobel is a senior pilot trainer, incident commander and a leader in the program. He used to own an airplane and used it as a volunteer Angel Flight Pilot.

Currently, a member of the Oakhurst Sierra Rotary Club of which he is a past president, and is a former member of the Oakhurst Community Center Board of Directors. He has served the past Eleven years as the President of the Bass Lake Homeowners Association and a director with the Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce. Serves as Director and President of the China Creek Homeowners Association, Director of the Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park. Volunteer on the Sheriff’s Search and Rescue team.

Marc is not afraid to get his hands dirty. Over the years he has rebuilt a diesel engine, re-piped a house, built on a room, added a garage and installed solar panels, getting building permits and doing most of the work himself.

Hobbies include; boating, flying (pilot) and riding UTV in the forest.

Behind the scenes, Marc has been instrumental in working with the Bass Lake community to overhaul an aging sewer system, raising money for the volunteer fire department, sitting on committees regarding trash, economic development, working with PG&E to deal with Lake issues and more recently tree mortality issues. He is not afraid to talk it up, to defend the people when the County has overstepped their boundaries.

Marc is a conservative and is registered as a Republican. County Supervisors are non-partisan

Family and community are important parts of his life and they are intertwined.

I am a lucky guy, my wife Cynthia

I am a lucky guy, my wife Cynthia

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

Flying for Civil Air Patrol in support of the Super Bowl

Flying for Civil Air Patrol in support of the Super Bowl

Enjoying the outdooors

Enjoying the outdoors

Baking with Grandma

Baking with Grandma

A proud father at sons commissioning in the Army

A proud father at sons commissioning in the Army

My Daughter Emily on Bass Lake

Daughter Emily on Bass Lake

 

My Son Andy on Bass Lake

Son Andy on Bass Lake