To understand Mark Brnovich you have to go back to how his family came to the United States. Mark's mother, who legally immigrated from the former Yugoslavia in the 1950's to escape communism, taught him at an early age the importance of freedom and limited government. The family moved to Arizona in the 1960's and Mark grew up in Phoenix and attended public schools from 1st grade through High School.
Mark went on to graduate from Arizona State University (BS, political science, cum laude). Like many Arizonans, he was drawn to San Diego, where he graduated from law School (University of San Diego 1991) but returned to his roots in Arizona after graduation. He met his wife Susan while they both worked as prosecutors for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.