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  Issa, Darrell
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2011-01-03  
 
NameDarrell Issa
Address1800 Thibodo Road
Vista, California 92081, United States
Emailcalneugie@aol.com
Website [Link]
Born November 01, 1953
Died Still Living (60 years)
ContributorBarack O-blame-a
Last ModifiedIndyGeorgia
Jul 23, 2013 01:02pm
Tags Arab - Moderate-to-Conservative - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Environment - Pro- gun - Pro-Bush Tax Cuts - Pro-Life - Pro-Tort Reform - Married - U.S. Army - Christian -
InfoDarrell Issa, 50, was first elected to Congress in 2000 to succeed retiring Representative Ron Packard. Representative Issa serves on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, which has broad jurisdiction over national energy policy, healthcare, and business regulations.

Prior to his election to Congress, Issa was a technology industry leader and CEO. He founded Vista, California, based Directed Electronics, the industry-leading manufacturer of automobile security and convenience products. Issa has served as Chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association, the Board of Governors of the Electronics Industry Association, and as Director of the San Diego Economic Development Association and the Greater San Diego County Chamber of Commerce. In 1994, Issa received the Entrepreneur of the Year Award from Inc. Magazine, Ernst & Young, and The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Well known as a grassroots leader to Republicans throughout California, Darrell Issa is perhaps best known as the architect of the successful effort to recall former Gov. Gray Davis. He served as co-chair of the campaign to pass the California Civil Rights Initiative (Prop. 209) and was Chairman of the California Republican Party's statewide Victory '96 effort. He acted as Chairman of the Volunteer Committee for the 1996 Republican National Convention where he recruited and organized the activities of more than 10,000 volunteers. In 1998 he made a strong bid for United States Senate, narrowly losing a close race to then State Treasurer Matt Fong. After the election, Issa endorsed Fong and actively raised money for his campaign. He later became Chairman of the San Diego County Lincoln Club, an influential Republican organization.

The grandson of immigrants, and a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Darrell Issa was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He enlisted in the Army during his senior year in high school and attended college on an ROTC scholarship. In the Army, Issa served as a bomb disposal technician, tank platoon commander, and a computer R&D specialist. He attained the rank of Captain.

Darrell and Kathy Issa reside in Vista, CA -- their home of 19 years. They have one son, William.


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Mar 06, 2014 08:00pm News GOP blocks Democrats' bid to declare Darrell Issa 'disrespectful'  Article Patrick 
Jun 05, 2013 02:00pm Satire Issa Demands Hearings Into Why No One Listens to Him  Article Brandon 
Dec 07, 2012 09:00am News Darrell Issa Burglarized: $100,000 In Jewelry Stolen From California Home  Article Craverguy 
Sep 20, 2012 02:00pm News Issa: White House pursuing an 'enemies list' in Washington  Article Brandon 
Jul 19, 2012 07:20am Proposed Legislation Issa: Name US waters after Reagan  Article RP 
Apr 24, 2012 01:20pm Interview Darrell Issa: Obama's Government Most Corrupt In History   Article RP 

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  06/03/2014 CA - District 49 - Open Primary ???
  11/06/2012 CA - District 49 Won 58.16% (+16.33%)
  06/05/2012 CA - District 49 - Open Primary Won 61.09% (+30.42%)
  11/02/2010 CA - District 49 Won 62.78% (+31.30%)
  06/08/2010 CA District 49 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/14/2008 US House Republican Policy Committee Chair Lost 32.31% (-35.38%)
  11/04/2008 CA - District 49 Won 58.30% (+20.84%)
  06/03/2008 CA District 49- R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/07/2006 CA - District 49 Won 63.30% (+29.85%)
  06/06/2006 CA District 49 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  02/02/2006 US House Republican Policy Committee Chair Lost 15.44% (-30.12%)
  11/02/2004 CA - District 49 Won 62.55% (+27.64%)
  11/05/2002 CA District 49 Won 77.22% (+55.27%)
  11/07/2000 CA District 48 Won 61.43% (+33.10%)
  03/07/2000 CA District 48 - All-Party Primary Won 35.27% (+0.00%)
  06/02/1998 CA US Senate - All Party Primary Lost 19.50% (-24.41%)
ENDORSEMENTS
CA - District 45 - Open Primary - Jun 03, 2014 R Mimi Walters
US House Republican Conference Chair - Nov 14, 2012 R Cathy McMorris Rodgers
CA - District 30 - Nov 06, 2012 D Howard L. Berman
CA US President - R Primary - Jun 05, 2012 R Mitt Romney
CA - District 30 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 D Howard L. Berman
CA - District 08 - Open Primary - Jun 05, 2012 R Paul Cook
CA District 19 - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Jeff Denham
CA Governor - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Meg Whitman
CA Attorney General - R Primary - Jun 08, 2010 R Steve Cooley
San Diego City Attorney - Jun 03, 2008 R Brian Maienschein
CA - District 37 - Special Election Runoff - Aug 21, 2007 R John Kanaley
CA District 37 - Special Election - Jun 26, 2007 R John Kanaley
CA District 50 - Special Election - Apr 11, 2006 R Brian Bilbray
CA - District 48 Special - Oct 04, 2005 R John B. T. Campbell, III
CA Governor Recall - Question 1 - Oct 07, 2003 YES Yes
CA Governor Recall - Oct 07, 2003 R Arnold Schwarzenegger
CA Proposition 22 - California Defense of Marriage Act - Mar 07, 2000 YES Yes
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