U.S. House of Representatives
"Thank you to the members IAPAC, the connected PAC of PAAIA, for their support of my re-election to Congress. I appreciate the work that IAPAC and PAAIA do for the Iranian American community by making elected officials aware of matters of import to Iranian Americans. I look forward to working together on issues important to IAPAC and PAAIA as well as those important to all Americans."
Congressman Brian Bilbray represents the 50th Congressional District of California. The district includes the cities of San Diego, Escondido, Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Marcos, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and the communities of Rancho Santa Fe and Fairbanks Ranch.
Bilbray serves on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Recognizing his commitment to reform, Bilbray was appointed Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Government Management, Organization, and Procurement. The jurisdiction of the subcommittee includes management of government operations, reorganization, and federal procurement. Bilbray also serves on the Science and Technology and Veterans’ Affairs committees.
Bilbray is a cosponsor of House Resolution 267, which recognizes the cultural and historical significance of Nowruz, expresses appreciation to Iranian Americans for their contributions to society, and wishes Iranian Americans and the people of Iran a prosperous new year.
A friend of the Iranian American community in San Diego, Bilbray has endorsed the campaign of Farrah Douglas for Carlsbad City Council. If elected Douglas would become the first Iranian American elected to public office in San Diego County.
First Elected: 1994
Committees: Oversight & Government reform; Science & Technology; Veterans’ Affairs
Prev. Occupation: Attorney
Prev. Political Exp.: Virginia House of Delegates, 1989 -1997; Virginia State Senate, 1997-2001
Education: JD University of Virginia, 1977