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Darrell Issa
Darrell Issa

Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 49th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
January 3, 2001
Preceded by Ron Packard

Born November 1, 1953 (1953-11-01) (age 54)
Cleveland, Ohio
Political party Republican
Spouse Kathy Issa
Residence Vista, California
Net Worth $135–677 million (USD) [1]

Darrell E. Issa (pronounced Eye-suh) (born November 1, 1953) is an American politician and former CEO of a consumer electronics company. Since 2001, he has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 49th District of California[2]. His district consists of portions of southern Riverside County and northern San Diego County. The district was numbered as the 48th District during his first term and was renumbered the 49th after the 2000 Census. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... This article is about the U.S. state. ... A map of district 49 District 49s location in California The 49th Congressional District of California is a Congressional District that currently covers much of Northern San Diego County and southwestern Riverside County, California. ... Open seat redirects here. ... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Ronald C. Packard (b. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... Cleveland redirects here. ... GOP redirects here. ... Location of Vista within San Diego County, California. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 7 - President Harry S. Truman announces the United States has developed a hydrogen bomb. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... The 49th Congressional District of California is a Congressional District that currently covers much of Northern San Diego County and southwestern Riverside County, California. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Riverside County is a county located in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of California, stretching from Orange County to the Colorado River, which is the border with Arizona. ... San Diego County is a county located on the Pacific Ocean in the far southwest of California, along the border with Mexico. ... (Redirected from 2000 United States census) The United States 2000 census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


Aside from his service in Congress, Issa is also known for being a major contributor to the 2003 recall election of Governor Gray Davis, and a guest speaker at a Republican event. The 2003 California recall was a special election permitted under California law. ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... Joseph Graham Davis Jr. ...

Contents

Biography

Darrell Issa's mother is of Bohemian German descent and his father is of Lebanese Christian descent. Issa was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He grew up in a Jewish neighborhood and worked for a rabbi. Issa enlisted in the Army during his senior year of high school, where he served as a bomb disposal technician. For other uses, see Bohemian (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... Cleveland redirects here. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... For the town in Italy, see Rabbi, Italy. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... The Longest Walk: a British Army ATO approaches a suspect device in Northern Ireland. ...


He attended Kent State University Stark in North Canton, Ohio and Siena Heights College in Adrian, Michigan, on an ROTC scholarship, earning a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1976. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as a US Army Officer, serving as a tank platoon leader and a computer research and development specialist, among other command roles. He left the Regular Army in 1980 with the rank of captain. He later moved to Vista, California, a suburb of San Diego, where he now lives. Kent State University Stark Campus (also known as Kent State Stark) is an institution of higher learning offering 11 baccalaureate and two masters degree programs. ... North Canton is a city located in Stark County, Ohio. ... Siena Heights is a Catholic university in Adrian, Michigan, with degree completion programs at off-campus centers across the state. ... Adrian is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a tertiary degree in business management. ... Platoon is a term from military science. ... Location of Vista within San Diego County, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin...


Issa made his fortune through his company, Directed Electronics Incorporated, that is most famous for its flagship product, the "Viper" car alarm. It bears one notable siren that is a recording of Issa's voice, "please step away from the car."[3] As of 2004, Directed Electronics was North America's largest aftermarket automotive electronics manufacturer. Issa divested all personal interest in Directed Electronics after being elected to public office, but is one of the richest members of the House.


Issa is married to Kathy and has a son, William.


Political career

First campaign

Issa's first campaign for elected office came in 1998, when he sought the Republican nomination for United States Senate to run against incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer. He backed the campaign with $12 million of his personal wealth, but lost the primary election to California State Treasurer Matt Fong. Fong's campaign raised $3 million from contributions and complained that Issa's wealth made for an uneven playing field (Issa had only $400,000 in contributions). An Issa spokesman countered that the money was needed to compensate for Fong's statewide name recognition[4]. Fong prevailed in the open primary by a margin of 22 percent to 20 percent for Issa. A San Francisco exit poll suggested that large numbers of Asian-Americans had crossed party lines to vote for Fong[5]. Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Barbara Levy Boxer (born November 11, 1940) is an American politician and the current junior U.S. Senator from the State of California. ... For other uses, see Primary. ... The California State Treasurer is responsible for the states investment and finance. ... Matthew K. Fong (鄺杰靈) is a Republican politican from California. ...


House of Representatives

Two years after Issa's failed Senate bid, Congressman Ron Packard, a nine-term incumbent, announced his retirement. Issa capitalized on his name recognition from the 1998 Senate race, and won the Republican primary against State Senator Bill Morrow. This win was tantamount to election in the heavily Republican district (only the Orange County-based 48th District is considered more Republican). During his 2002 run for re-election, the Democrats failed to field a candidate, and his closest competition was from Libertarian Karl Dietrich. A write-in candidate from that election, Mike Byron, went on to become the Democratic challenger in 2004.[6]. Ronald C. Packard (b. ... William Phillip Morrow (born April 19, 1954) is a U.S. Republican politician from the state of California, who used to be in the California State Senate representing the 38th district which includes northern San Diego County and the cities of San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano in southern Orange... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... The Libertarian Party is an American political party founded on December 11, 1971. ... Elections Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A write-in candidate is a candidate in an election whose name does not appear on the ballot, but for whom voters may vote nonetheless by writing in the persons name. ...


Issa currently serves on the U.S. House Committee on International Relations, the House Judiciary Committee, and the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He serves as the ranking member of the Oversight Subcommittee on Domestic Policy and has also played an active legislative role on the issues of immigration, intellectual property protection, and the Middle East. The U.S. House Committee on International Relations (also known as the House International Relations Committee, the House Foreign Relations Committee or the House Foreign Affairs Committee), is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives which is in charge of bills and investigations related to the foreign... U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, or (more commonly) the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. ... The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is a United States House of Representatives committee that has existed in varying forms since 1816. ... For the 2006 film, see Intellectual Property (film). ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


Most recently, Issa mounted an unsuccessful campaign to join the ranks of the House GOP leadership hierarchy. He finished third of the four candidates vying for the chairmanship of the House Republican Policy Committee, and was ultimately passed over in favor of Thaddeus McCotter of Michigan. Thaddeus McCotter, commonly known as Thad McCotter, (born August 22, 1965) is a politician from the state of Michigan. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Gubernatorial recall

Issa came to national prominence when he contributed over $1.6 million to help fund a signature-gathering drive for the petition to recall Gray Davis. At the time he made the contribution, it was widely believed that Issa intended to place himself on the ballot to replace Davis. However, with only two days before the filing deadline, Issa announced that he would not run. Issa later said that his mission had been accomplished since Davis was recalled and he wanted to continue representing his district in Congress and work towards Middle East peace. The 2003 California recall was a special election permitted under California law. ... Joseph Graham Davis Jr. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


For the recall election, Issa endorsed Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger. However, at one point in the campaign he actually suggested that people should vote against recalling Davis, concerned that Schwarzenegger and fellow Republican Tom McClintock would split votes and install Democratic lieutenant governor Cruz Bustamante as Davis' successor[7] Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German IPA: ; born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, Golden Globe-winning actor, businessman and politician currently serving as the 38th Governor of the U.S. state of California. ... Tom McClintock Thomas Miller Tom McClintock (born July 10, 1956) is an outgoing California state senator who was the unsuccessful 2006 Republican nominee for Lieutenant Governor of California. ... Cruz Miguel Bustamante (born January 4, 1953) is an American politician. ...


Middle East involvement

As one of the few Arab-Americans in Congress, Issa has had a significant but sometimes controversial role in U.S. peace initiatives in the Middle East. He traveled to Lebanon and Syria in an effort to negotiate the end of the Syrian occupation of Lebanon. In 2003, he appeared at a Washington rally by Iranian groups protesting against the Islamic government in Iran.[8] The Syrian occupation of Lebanon has continued for about three decades, until the present day. ...


Activist Debbie Schlussel wrote a column calling him "Jihad Darrell", charging that he sympathized with Hezbollah despite its being listed by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization[9]. Issa denied this; he later speculated that Schlussel's column might have inspired an aborted Jewish Defense League plot in 2001 to bomb his district office in San Clemente[10]. JDL leader Irving Rubin was arrested along with Earl Krugel in connection with the plot, which reportedly had focused on other targets before shifting to Issa's office.[11] Debbie Schlussel (born April 9, 1969) is an American attorney, a political commentator, and a blogger. ... For other uses, see Hezbollah (disambiguation). ... Terrorist redirects here. ... JDL logo. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Earl Leslie Krugel (1942/43? – November 4, 2005) was the West Coast coordinator of the Jewish Defense League (JDL). ...


On June 16 2006 he voted to reject setting timetables for withdrawal from Iraq. December 14 2005 he voted for the reauthorization of the Patriot Act. June 29 2005 he voted for the increase of funds by another $25 million for anti-marijuana print and TV ads. October 6, 2005 he voted for the Department of Homeland Security.


On April 5, 2007, Issa met with Syrian president Bashar Assad to discuss Middle East issues, one day after Assad met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi's visit brought strong criticism from Republicans, including President Bush.[12] is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Bashar al_Assad Bashar al_Assad (بشار الاسد) (born September 11, 1965) is the current President of Syria and the son of former President Hafez al-Assad. ... Nancy Patricia DAlesandro Pelosi (born March 26, 1940) is currently the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. ...


Committee Assignments

  • House Government Reform Committee
    • Domestic Policy Subcommittee (Ranking Member)
    • Federal Workforce, Postal Service and the District of Columbia Subcommittee
  • House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
    • Subcommittee on Intelligence Community Management (Ranking Member)
  • House Judiciary Committee
    • Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet, and Intellectual Property
    • Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties
    • Antitrust Task Force and Competition Policy

Criticism and controversy

Allegations of criminal involvement in early years

In 1971, Issa allegedly stole a Dodge sedan from an Army post near Pittsburgh. The allegation was made by a retired Army sergeant, and published in a 1998 newspaper article. Issa denied the allegation. No charges were filed.[13][14] City nickname: The Steel City Location in the state of Pennsylvania Founded 1758 Mayor Tom Murphy (Dem) Area  - Total  - Water 151. ...


In 1972, Issa and his brother allegedly stole a red Maserati sports car from a car dealership in Cleveland. He and his brother were indicted for car theft, but the case was dropped.[13][14]


Also in 1972, Issa was convicted in Michigan for possession of an unregistered gun. He received three months probation and paid a $204 fine.[15]


On December 28, 1979, Issa and his brother allegedly faked the theft of Issa's Mercedes Benz sedan. Issa and his brother were charged for felony auto theft, but the case was dropped by prosecutors for lack of evidence. Later, Issa and his brother were charged for misdemeanors, but that case was not pursued by prosecutors. Issa accused his brother of stealing the car, and said that the experience with his brother was the reason he went into the car alarm business.[13][14] is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


A day after the court order, Issa allegedly carried a cardboard box containing a handgun into the office of an A.C. Custom executive, Jack Frantz, and told Frantz he was fired. In a 1998 newspaper article, Frantz said Issa had invited him to hold the gun and claimed extensive knowledge of guns and explosives from his Army service. In response, Issa said, "Shots were never fired. ... I don't recall having a gun. I really don't. I don't think I ever pulled a gun on anyone in my life."[15]


Blackwater controversy

On February 7, 2007, during a hearing in which four mothers, wives, and daughters of four security guards killed in Iraq testified in front of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Issa made controversial remarks, implying that the hearing was partisan and insinuating that the women's testimony was written by their attorney. The families have sued North Carolina-based Blackwater USA, the company that employed their relatives as security guards, to gain information about the circumstances surrounding the men’s deaths. [16] Congresswoman Janice Schakowsky of Illinois lambasted Issa saying, "I also wanted to take exception to questions about who wrote this, first of all, because I think clearly the implication was that somehow these wonderful women could not possibly have written that wonderful, heartfelt testimony and that it took a lawyer in order to put it together and I resent that very much."[17] is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is a United States House of Representatives committee that has existed in varying forms since 1816. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Largest metro area Charlotte metro area Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (900 km)  - % water 9. ... Blackwater USA is an international security contractor founded in 1997 by Erik Prince and Al Clark. ... Janice D. Jan Schakowsky (born May 22, 1944), American politician, has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999, representing Illinoiss 9th congressional district (map). ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ...


Firing of U.S. Attorney Carol Lam

Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy

U.S. Attorney Carol Lam, who successfully prosecuted Republican Congressman Duke Cunningham, was dismissed in December 2006. North County Times has quoted Issa stating that he takes "maybe one-twentieth" of the responsibility for Lam's firing.[18] The dismissal of U.S. Attorneys controversy is an ongoing political dispute initiated by the unprecedented dismissal of seven United States Attorneys by the George W. Bush administrations Department of Justice (DOJ) on December 7, 2006, and their replacement by interim appointees under provisions of the 2005 Patriot Act... The dismissal of U.S. Attorneys controversy is an ongoing political dispute initiated by the unprecedented dismissal of seven United States Attorneys by the George W. Bush administrations Department of Justice (DOJ) on December 7, 2006, and their replacement by interim appointees under provisions of the 2005 Patriot Act... This article details the chonology of events that occured regarding the Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy. ... This article about dismissed U.S. attorneys summarizes the circumstances surrounding a number of U.S. attorneys dismissed from office in the United States Department of Justice in 2006. ... Main article: Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy The various documents obtained by request or subpoena during dissmissal of U.S attorneys controversy by both the the United States House and Senate Committees on the Judiciary, originally produced by the Department of Justice (DOJ) or White House have been made... Main article: Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy See Dismissal of U.S. attorneys controversy documents for publicly released documents and hearings transcripts. ... United States Attorneys represent the U.S. federal government in United States district court. ... Carol Chien-Hua Lam (born June 26, 1959), a former U.S. Attorney (interim) for the Southern District of California. ... GOP redirects here. ... Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Randall Harold Cunningham (born December 8, 1941), usually known as Randy or Duke, was a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Californias 50th Congressional District from 1991 to 2005. ... The North County Times is a newspaper in north San Diego County, California, which also publishes The Californian in southwest Riverside County. ...


In March 2007, Congress opened hearings into the dismissal of eight U.S. Attorneys including Lam, probing whether the Bush Administration had political motives for ousting the federal prosecutors. [19] Issa testified at the March 6, 2007, United States House Committee on the Judiciary hearing[20]. Type Bicameral Houses Senate House of Representatives President of the Senate President pro tempore Dick Cheney, (R) since January 20, 2001 Robert C. Byrd, (D) since January 4, 2007 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Members 535 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political... Eight United States Attorneys were dismissed by the United States Department of Justice in December 2006 and January 2007. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ... U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary, or (more commonly) the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. ...


Quote Regarding 9/11 Victims

Issa said that he doesn't think that the sick and deceased first responders aren't "Uncle Sam's Problem" but New York's problem, and proposes to pull federal funding from any efforts regarding their health.[21]


References

  1. ^ http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/pfd2005/N00007017_2005.pdf
  2. ^ http://ftp2.census.gov/geo/maps/cong_dist/cd109_gen/cd_based/california/cd109_CA49.pdf
  3. ^ California Recall Backer Feels Heat - New York Times
  4. ^ Issa Raising More Money by Using His Own / Millionaire's funds create coffer bigger than Matt Fong's
  5. ^ Asian Demos help set up showdown with Barbara Boxer
  6. ^ SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Politics - Democrat is looking for a big upset over incumbent Issa in 49th District
  7. ^ Issa, who started recall, now tells voters to reject it / Risk of GOP vote being split prompts call to retain Davis
  8. ^ http://www.washtimes.com/metro/20030709-110130-3554r.htm
  9. ^ Schlussel: Darrell Issa: Traitor, or useful idiot?
  10. ^ SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Metro - Rep. Issa's fight with columnist has dark side
  11. ^ Tolerance.org: Chair of Jewish Defense League Arrested in Failed Bomb Plot
  12. ^ [1]
  13. ^ a b c Issa was charged in San Jose car theft
  14. ^ a b c "Issa Dogged By New Reports Of Past Legal Troubles" NBC San Diego, 2003-06-25
  15. ^ a b Recall chief held twice on illegal weapons charges
  16. ^ [2] by Roxana Tiron, the Hill, February 08, 2007.
  17. ^ Dufour, Jeff; Gavin, Patrick (2007-02-12). Fur flies at hearing over authorship of statements. The Washington Examiner. Retrieved on 2007-10-06.
  18. ^ Bennett, William. "Issa to testify on Lam firing", North County Times, March 5, 2007. Retrieved on 2006-03-16. 
  19. ^ AP via The Guardian
  20. ^ Oversight Testimony
  21. ^ http://calitics.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=5491

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Preceded by
Ron Packard
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 48th congressional district

2001–2003
Succeeded by
Chris Cox
Preceded by
Susan A. Davis
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California's 49th congressional district

2003 – present
Incumbent
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Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, the driving force behind the effort to recall Gov. Gray Davis, was prosecuted with his brother in San Jose in 1980 for allegedly faking the theft of Issa's Mercedes Benz sedan and selling it to a car dealer for $16,000, according to court records.
Issa also said he didn't recognize the composite sketch but wanted to send a copy of it to his mother to see if she knew the man. Christiansen said he found that unbelievable.
Issa, who was re-elected to Congress last year, has emerged as a major player in state politics by becoming the main financial backer of the drive to recall Davis.
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Darrell Issa, 52, was first elected to Congress in 2000 to succeed retiring Representative Ron Packard.
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The grandson of immigrants, and a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, Darrell Issa was born in Cleveland, Ohio.
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