Aug. 1, 2014

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)

  • District: 49th District, Coastal San Diego and southern Orange counties
  • Residence: Vista
  • Born: November 1, 1953; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Religion: Antioch Orthodox Christian Church
  • Family: Wife, Kathy Issa; one child
  • Education: Kent State U., A.A. 1976 (general studies); Siena Heights College, B.A. 1976 (business administration and management)
  • Military Service: Army 1970-72; Army 1976-80; Army Reserve 1980-88
  • Political Highlights: Sought Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, 1998; U.S. House, 2001-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2000 (7th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Judiciary (Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law); Oversight & Government Reform - Chairman
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State Information: 49th District, Coastal San Diego and southern Orange counties

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general (CA-49 representative) Darrell Issa (R) 159,725 58.2%
Jerry Tetalman (D) 114,893 41.8%
2010 general (CA-49 representative) Darrell Issa (R) 119,088 62.8%
Howard Katz (D) 59,714 31.5%
Dion Clark (AMI) 6,585 3.5%
Mike Paster (LIBERT) 4,290 2.3%
2008 general (CA-49 representative) Darrell Issa (R) 140,300 58.3%
Robert Hamilton (D) 90,138 37.4%
Lars Grossmith (LIBERT) 10,232 4.2%
2006 general (CA-49 representative) Darrell Issa (R) 98,831 63.3%
Jeeni Criscenzo (D) 52,227 33.4%
Lars Grossmith (LIBERT) 4,952 3.2%
write-in (Write-In) 127 0.1%
2004 general (CA-49 representative) Darrell Issa (R) 141,658 62.6%
Mike Byron (D) 79,057 34.9%
Lars Grossman (LIBERT) 5,751 2.5%
2002 general (CA-49 representative) Darrell Issa (R) 94,594 77.2%
Karl Dietrich (LIBERT) 26,891 22%
Michael P. Byron (Write-In) 1,012 0.8%
2000 general (CA-48 representative) Darrell Issa (R) 160,627 61.4%
Peter Kouvelis (D) 74,073 28.3%
Eddie Rose (REF) 11,240 4.3%
Sharon Miles (NL) 8,269 3.2%
Joe Cobb (LIBERT) 7,269 2.8%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 46% Mitt Romney: 52%
2008 Barack Obama: 51% John McCain: 49%