Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-49)
An Army veteran, small businessman, entrepreneur and the holder of 37 patents, Congressman Darrell Issa has taken his experience to Washington where he’s working to protect America’s position at the forefront of innovation. The grandson of Lebanese immigrants, Issa built his company from humble origins into one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of vehicle anti-theft devices, including the highly-successful Viper system. A technology entrepreneur, he would later serve as Chairman of the Consumer Electronics Association, a tech industry group that hosts the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. In Congress, Issa would quickly become one of its most effective voices. He’s championed efforts to hold government leaders accountable, to increase government transparency, to fix our broken immigration system, crack down on waste, fraud and abuse, and encourage America’s entrepreneurial spirit. Congressman Darrell Issa represents the people of California’s 49th Congressional District, a seat he has held since 2001. He, his wife, Kathy, and their son, William, live in Vista.