Degree in Business, Siena Heights University, Michigan. Former Captain in the U.S. Army. Founder and former CEO, 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 & 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 The San Diego Union Tribune (1994).