Pechanga Chairman Mark Macarro, dinner companion of Jack Abramhoff, is listed as one of the top 100 political power brokers in California.
79. Mark Macarro, chairman, Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians Nobody did more to put tribal politics on the map than Mark Maccaro. He was the face of the Propositon 5 and Proposition 1A campaigns. And when it came time for Pechanga to update a handful of tribal compacts, Maccaro was once again in the thick of the negotiations. Tribal issues have recessed from the frontlines of state politics somewhat, but if and when they do re-emerge, Maccaro is sure to be in the mix.
Macarro was the face of the Propositions a decade ago, when he promised that gaming would be good for tribes. Since then, he led the tribe to terminate more Indians than the white man ever did the last century. This is NOT an honorable man, nor is his leadership anything more than a corrupt enterprise.
Capitol Weekly has the list. But Mark Macarro shouldn't be on it.