Degree in Business, Siena Heights University, Michigan. Former Captain in the U.S. Army. Founder and former Chief Executive Officer, Directed Electronics, a manufacturer of automobile security and convenience products. Former Chairman, Consumer Electronics Association. 2000, elected to U.S. Congress, representing California's 49th Congressional District; former Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Energy and Commerce Committee, and Small Business Committee; Former Chairman House Committee on Oversight and Reform. Re-elected to Congress 2020, representing California's 50th congressional district; currently, Member of the House Judiciary Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee. Holder of 37 patents. Named Entrepreneur of the Year, Inc. Magazine, Ernst & Young and San Diego Union Tribune (1994).