Thomas Miller "Tom" McClintock II (born July 10, 1956), is the U.S. Representative for California's 4th congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the Republican Party. He is a former Assemblyman and state Senator. McClintock unsuccessfully ran for Governor of California in the 2003 California recall election and for Lieutenant Governor of California in the 2006 California lieutenant gubernatorial election.
McClintock was born in White Plains, New York to a wealthy family and graduated in 1978 from UCLA. He was elected Chairman of the Ventura County Republican Party at age 23, and served until 1981. He was chief of staff to State Senator Ed Davis from 1980–82. From 1992–94, he served as director of the Center for the California Taxpayer. He was director of the Claremont Institute's Golden State Center for Policy Studies from 1995–96.
McClintock ran for California's 36th State Assembly district in 1982 at the age of 26 after redistricting. He defeated Democrat Harriet Kosmo Henson 56%–44%. In 1984, he won re-election to a second term, defeating Tom Jolicoeur 72%–28%. In 1986, he won re-election to a third term, defeating Frank Nekimken 73%–25%. In 1988, he won re-election to a fourth term, defeating George Webb II 70%–29%. In 1990, he won re-election to a fifth term, defeating Ginny Connell 59%–36%...
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