Veteran Congressman Tom McClintock is running to represent the new 4th Congressional District, which includes part of Madera County.
He was first elected to the California Assembly at the age of 26, and quickly gained a reputation for understanding parliamentary procedure and fiscal policy. He served in the Assembly from 1982 to 1992 and again from 1996 to 2000.
While in the Assembly he authored California’s current lethal-injection death penalty law and spearheaded a campaign to rebate $1.1 billion of “tax over-collections” to the people. McClintock also became a driving force to abolish the car tax.
In 2000, he was elected to the California State Senate where he worked on performance-based budgeting and the restoration of California’s public works...