Rate your officials.

Transparency exists here.

Browse Officials Add Official


Quick Facts

Congressman

California (District: 1)

Republican

Current

starts 01/03/2013

Biography

Douglas L. LaMalfa (born July 2, 1960) is an http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States">American http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Politician">politician. A http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Republican_Party">Republican, he has been the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives">U.S. Representative for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_1st_congressional_district">California’s 1st congressional district, located in Northern California, since 2013. LaMalfa previously served in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Assembly">California State Assembly, representing the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_2nd_State_Assembly_district">2nd district, from 2002 to 2008, and he served in the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_State_Senate">California State Senate, representing the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California%27s_4th_State_Senate_district">4th district, from 2010 to 2012.

Doug LaMalfa is a fourth generation rice farmer and business owner who has lived in Northern California all his life. He and his wife, Jill, along with their four children make their home on the family farm in Richvale. Doug attended local schools and grew up learning the value of hard work and community service.

Doug earned his degree in Ag/Business from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He now manages the family farming business originally founded by his great-grandfather in 1931.

Doug is a strong voice for the North State’s agriculture and resources based economy and for the first district’s farms and businesses.

A conservative leader, Doug LaMalfa has opposed increasing taxes and is a stalwart defender of California’s Proposition 13. With a proven record of fighting on behalf of working families, Doug believes that taxpayers know better than bureaucrats and politicians how to spend and invest their own hard-earned money.

Doug is a strong supporter of private property rights and the author of a Constitutional Amendment to protect Californians against eminent domain abuse.

Water is the North State’s most precious natural resource and Doug LaMalfa believes in protecting our water rights and developing more water storage. He has continually advocated for increasing California’s water supply, supporting planned projects such as Sites Reservoir and the Auburn Dam. Doug has been a leader in opposing burdensome environmental regulations that place fairy shrimp and fish ahead of human needs.

Agriculture and Forestry have been the backbone of northern California’s economy for generations and Doug LaMalfa has made it a priority to educate his fellow Representatives on the importance of resource industries and the beneficial stewardship they provide. Doug successfully authored and passed California’s Forest Fire Protection Act of 2004 to allow landowners to make their rural lands fire-safe.

Doug LaMalfa’s firm beliefs are that government should do no harm and that limited government means government should do only what people cannot do for themselves, in the most efficient manner possible.

Write a Review

All reviews for Doug LaMalfa, Congressman

Other Images

Doug LaMalfa

In Our System

  • Scott Pruitt

    Scott PruittAttorney General

    Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt was elected as the 17th Attorney General of the State of Oklahoma on November 2, 2010. Attorney General Pruitt has quickly risen as a national leader in the cause of ...
  • Charles Timothy "Chuck" Hagel

    Chuck HagelSecretary of Defense

    Charles Timothy "Chuck" Hagel (born October 4, 1946) is an American politician who is the 24th and current United States Secretary of Defense, serving since 2013. He served as a United States Senator from Nebraska ...
  • Debbie Stabenow

    Debbie StabenowSenator

    Deborah Ann "Debbie" Greer Stabenow (born April 29, 1950) is the junior United States Senator from Michigan and a member of the Democratic Party. Before her election to the U.S. Senate, she was a member ...
  • Dennis Ross

    Dennis RossCongressman

    Dennis Alan Ross (born October 18, 1959) is an American politician who has been a member of the United States House of Representatives since 2011. ARepublican from Florida, his district was numbered as Florida's 12th congressional district during his first two years in Congress; ...
  • Ed Markey

    Ed MarkeySenator

    Edward John "Ed" Markey (born July 11, 1946) is an American politician and lawyer who is the junior United States Senator from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. From 1976 to 2013 he served as the U.S. ...