Darrell E. Issa

Congressman from California (R), 49th District, United States House of Representatives

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, Foreign Affairs Committee, Energy and Commerce Committee, and Small Business Committee; currently, House Judiciary Committee, Oversight and Government Reform 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).