Born: July 10, 1956 in White Plains, New York
Married: Lori (d. 2021)
Children: Shannah and Justin
1973-1974: President, California Student Republicans
1974: California High School Coordinator, Houston Flournoy for Governor
1979-1981: Chair, Ventura County Republican Central Committee
1980-1982: Chief of Staff, State Senator Ed Davis
1985-1992: Resolutions Chairman, California Republican Party
1992-1994: Director, Center for the California Taxpayer (National Tax Limitation Foundation)
1995-1996: Director of Economic Regulatory Affairs, Claremont Institute’s Golden State Center for Policy Studies
2007: Founder, Citizens for the California Republic
2008: Opponent, Proposition 1A [High Speed Rail Bonds] (Passed; 52.2%)
- NOTABLE NO VOTE (Expanded State Pension Benefits): McClintock was one of 6 State Assemblymembers who voted against SB 400 (1999) by Deborah Ortiz, which created new Public Employee Retirement System pension formula allowing a retirement benefit factor of 2% at age 55 increasing to 2.5% at age 63 and above.
- NOTABLE NO VOTE (Expanded Local Pension Benefits): McClintock was one of 7 State Senators (and 14 legislators overall) who voted against AB 616 (2001) by Tom Calderon, which created allowed California cities, counties and special districts to offer retirement benefit factors up to 3% at age 60. These higher benefit factors led to severe unfunded pension liabilities in a number of cities a decade later.
- Prior to starting his campaign for CD-04 in 2008, McClintock had pulled papers to run for Lieutenant Governor and State Board of Equalization, District 2.
- McClintock was the youngest member of the Assembly in 1982 at age 26.
Source: California Blue Book (2000)
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1983)