Thomas Miller McClintock II is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California’s 4th congressional district since 2009. He previously served as a California State Assemblyman from 1982 to 1992 and again from 1996 to 2000, when he became a State Senator. His district is located in Northern California and covers Yosemite National Park. He authored California’s lethal injection use for the death penalty law.
About Tom McClintock in brief
Thomas Miller McClintock II is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for California’s 4th congressional district since 2009. He previously served as a California State Assemblyman from 1982 to 1992 and again from 1996 to 2000, when he became a State Senator. He unsuccessfully ran for Governor of California in the 2003 recall election and for Lieutenant Governor ofCalifornia in the 2006 election. His district is located in Northern California and covers Yosemite National Park. He authored California’s lethal injection use for the death penalty law. He was born in White Plains, New York and graduated in 1978 from the University of California, Los Angeles. Aged 23, he was elected Chairman of the Ventura County Republican Party, and served until 1981. He served as the director of the Center for the California Taxpayer from 1992 to 1994, and the Claremont Institute’s Golden State Center for Policy Studies from 1995 to 1996. In 1998, he won re-election to a seventh term unopposed. In 2000, he decided to retire from the California Assembly to run for California’s 19th State Senate district. He lost by two percentage points, 48–46%, with three other candidates receiving the other 6% of the vote. In 2003, he opposed then-Governor Gray Davis’s attempt to rescind a rollback of a vehicle license fee. In 2008, he voted against Proposition 2, which prohibits confining calves, pigs and hens in small cages in which they cannot extend their limbs.
He supported the Bureaucracy Reduction and Closure Commission and performance-based budgeting. In 2002, he ran for California State Controller after incumbent Democrat Gray Davis retired. He won the Republican primary, defeating John Morris, 61–39%. In the general election, he faced Kathleen Connell, former Special Assistant to Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley and Director of L.A. Housing Authority. Despite the fact that Connell outspent him by a 3-to-1 margin, he only lost by 2 percentage points. In 2004, he lost to Democratic nominee Steve Westly, an eBay executive, by a margin of 0.8% of 45,811 votes. In 2006, he finished third behind Democratic Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante and Republican actor Arnold Schwarzenegger with the vote of about 35 points. He is a fellow Scottish American and a fellow fellow Scotsman. He has a son, Angus, who is a Fellow Scottish American, and a grandson, Angus McClintocks, a Fellow Scotsman and a Fellow British American. He lives in Thousand Oaks, California, with his wife and two children. He and his wife have three adult children and two step-daughters. They have a son and one step-daughter who lives in San Diego, California. In 2009, he married his longtime girlfriend, former Los Angeles City Council member and Los Angeles County Council member Tracey Cevallos. In 2012, he announced his intention to serve a second term in Congress.