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Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)

District: 49th District
Political Highlights: sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 1998; U.S. House of Representatives, 2001-present
Born: Nov. 1, 1953; Cleveland, Ohio
Residence: Vista
Religion: Antioch Orthodox Christian Church
Family: Wife, Kathy Issa; one child
Education: Kent State U., A.A. 1976; Siena Heights College, B.A. 1976
Military Service: Army, 1970-72; Army, 1976-80; Army Reserve, 1980-88
Start of Service: Elected: 2000 (8th term)
Committee Assignments: Foreign Affairs (Middle East & North Africa; Terrorism, Nonproliferation & Trade); Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet - Chairman; Executive Overreach; Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law)

Election History
2014generalDarrell Issa (R) 98,16160.2
Dave Peiser (D) 64,98139.8
2012generalDarrell Issa (R) 159,72558.2
Jerry Tetalman (D) 114,89341.8
2010generalDarrell Issa (R) 119,08862.8
Howard Katz (D) 59,71431.5
Dion Clark (AMI) 6,5853.5
Mike Paster (LIBERT) 4,2902.3
2008generalDarrell Issa (R) 140,30058.3
Robert Hamilton (D) 90,13837.5
Lars Grossmith (LIBERT) 10,2324.3
2006generalDarrell Issa (R) 98,83163.3
Jeeni Criscenzo (D) 52,22733.4
Lars Grossmith (LIBERT) 4,9523.2
2004generalDarrell Issa (R) 141,65862.6
Mike Byron (D) 79,05734.9
Lars Grossman (LIBERT) 5,7512.5
2002generalDarrell Issa (R) 94,59477.2
Karl Dietrich (LIBERT) 26,89122.0
Mike Byron () 1,0120.8
2000generalDarrell Issa (R) 160,62761.4
Peter Kouvelis (D) 74,07328.3
Eddie Rose (REF) 11,2404.3
Sharon Miles (NL) 8,2693.2
Joe Cobb (LIBERT) 7,2692.8
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California is 1st on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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