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Darrell E. IssaREPRepublican United States Representative, CA-50
69
Years of Age
19
Years of Experience
CAResidence (state)

Darrell Edward Issa (ICE-ə; born November 1, 1953) is an American businessman and politician who has served as the U.S. representative for California's 50th congressional district since 2021. A member of the Republican Party, he previously served in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2019, representing two districts primarily covering North County in the San Diego area, first the 48th district for one term and then the 49th district. From January 2011 to January 2015, he chaired the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Issa served as CEO of Directed Electronics, which he co-founded in 1982. It is one of the largest makers of automobile aftermarket security and convenience products in the United States. With a net worth of approximately $250 million, Issa is the second-wealthiest serving member of Congress.On January 10, 2018, Issa announced that he would not seek reelection to the House. Democrat Mike Levin was elected on November 6, 2018 to become the district's next representative. On September 19, 2018, President Donald Trump nominated Issa to be director of the United States Trade and Development Agency.On September 26, 2019, Issa announced that he was running for California's 50th congressional district in the 2020 election. He placed second in the March top-two primary, advancing to face Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar in the November general election. Issa defeated Campa-Najjar.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Kent State University
Cleveland Heights High School
Kent State University at Stark
Siena Heights University
Bachelor of Arts
1976
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Representative
United States House of Representatives, California
2021 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives, California
2001 - 2019
Captain
United States Army
1970 - 1980
Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Directed Electronics
Other Experience1 - 70 of 70
Chair
Volunteer Committee, Republican National Convention
1996
Former Board Member
Electronics Industry Association
Former Chair
Consumer Electronics Association
Chair
San Diego County Lincoln Club
Former Board Member
Siena Heights University
Former Director
San Diego County Chamber of Commerce
Former Director
San Diego Economic Development Association
Chair
United States-Lebanon Friendship Caucus
Current
Chair
Transparency Caucus
Current
Co-Chair
European Union Caucus
Current
Member
Army Caucus
Current
Member
Armenian Caucus
Current
Member
America Supports You Caucus
Current
Member
Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
Current
Member
Military Vets Caucus
Current
Member
Men's Health Caucus
Current
Member
House Specialty Crops Caucus
Current
Member
Entertainment Industries Caucus
Current
Member
Creative Rights Caucus
Current
Member
Norway Caucus
Current
Member
Lupus Caucus
Current
Member
Human Trafficking Caucus
Current
Member
Friends of Australia Caucus
Current
Member
United States-United Knigdom Caucus
Current
Member
Portuguese Caucus
Current
Member
Philippine Caucus
Current
Member
Neuroscience Caucus
Current
Member
Recreational Vehicle (RV) Caucus
Current
Member
Military Youth Programs Caucus
Current
Member
Kidney Caucus
Current
Member
Cut Flower Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplantation Awareness Caucus
Current
Member
Rare Disease Caucus
Current
Member
Medical Technology Caucus
Current
Member
USO Congressional Caucus
Current
Member
Travel and Tourism Caucus
Current
Member
Taiwan Caucus
Current
Member
Military Sexual Assault Prevention Caucus
Current
Member
Health Center Caucus
Current
Member
Arthritis Caucus
Current
Member
Small Business Caucus
Current
Member
Singapore Caucus
Current
Member
Republican Study Committee
Current
Member
Mental Health Caucus
Current
Member
Heart and Stroke Coalition
Current
Member
General Aviation Caucus
Current
Member
Diabetes Caucus
Current
Member
Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property and Piracy Prevention
Current
Member
Childhood Cancer Caucus
Current
Member
Wine Caucus
Current
Member
Parkinson's Disease Caucus
Current
Member
Nursing Caucus
Current
Member
Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
Current
Member
Internet Caucus
Current
Member
House Republican Israel Caucus
Current
Member
House Navy/Marine Corps Caucus
Current
Member
Horse Caucus
Current
Member
Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD) Caucus
Current
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, United States House of Representatives
Former Co-Chair
United States-Philippines Caucus
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Foreign Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Executive Overreach Task Force, United States House of Representatitves
Former Member
Subcommittee on Information Technology, United States House of Representatitves
Former Member
Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Healthcare, Benefits, and Administrative Rules, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Government Reform Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Government Reform Committee, United States House of Representatitves