Tom McClintock

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Tom McClintock ()
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Committees: House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Natural Resources
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Thomas McClintock has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 4th district of the State of California, since 2009.


Positions, record and controversies

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According to McClintock's official campaign Web site, he took these positions during the 2008 campaign:


McClintock supports implementing a federal spending limit, and reducing wasteful and mismanaged spending from the government. [1]


To lower the amount of illegal immigration, McClintock supports completing the southern border fence and enforcing current immigration laws more strictly, rather than creating new ones. [1]


McClintock believes that allowing forest and land management to be done by local government will help lower the amount of wildfires in California. [1]

National Security

McClintock supports fully funding the military as well as returning to Reagan's "peace through strength" idea. [1]


For a better education system, McClintock favors allowing local government and communities to make education decisions rather than using a "one size fits all" model. [1]


McClintock supports making the 2003 Bush tax cuts permanent, and thus allow businesses the opportunity to grow. [1]


McClintock was born July 10, 1956, in Bronxville, N.Y. He holds a B.A. from the University of California-Los Angeles, and he has worked as a journalist and public policy analyst. McClintock was a member of the California state assembly from 1982 to 1992, and 1996 to 2000. He was a member of the California State Senate from 2000 to 2008. McClintock ran unsuccessfully for the United States House of Representatives in 1992; he ran unsuccessfully Governor of California in 2003.[2]

2008 elections

He won the Republican nomination in the June 2008 primaries and went on to defeat Charlie Brown (D) to replace retiring incumbent Rep. John Doolittle R-Calif.) in the November, 2008 general election.[3]

Money in politics

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Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Occidental Petroleum$ 10,600
Armour Properties$ 10,400
Northwest Excavating$ 10,400
Quest Media & Supplies$ 10,400
Technical Maintenance Support Inc$ 10,200
California Westside Farmers Inc$ 10,000
Credit Union National Assn$ 10,000
Kodiak Roofing & Waterproofing$ 7,700
Exxon Mobil$ 7,500
Valero Energy$ 7,500
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Tom McClintock
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
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Committees and affiliations



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DC office
  • 428 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-2511 Fax: 202-225-5444
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District offices
  • 4230 Douglas Blvd. Suite 200, Granite Bay, CA 95746
    Ph: (916) 786-5560 Fax: (none entered)
On the Web
Campaign office

Articles and resources

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Thomas McClintock For Congress>Issues
  2. Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress
  3. Rachel Kapochunas, "California Republican Wins Next-to-Last Nov. 4 House Race," CQ Politics, December 4, 2008

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