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Jack Orswell's Biography

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Full Name:

Jack Orswell




Wife: Janet; 3 Children

Birth Place:

Pasadena, CA

Home City:

Arcadia, CA



AA, Pasadena City College

MA, Organizational Leadership, Woodbury University, 2009

BS, Business Administration, University of Southern California, 1971

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, California, District 27, 2016

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 27, 2014

Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 27, 2012

President, Orswell & Kasman, Incorporated, 1990-present

Private Investigator

Insurance Investigator

Business Owner

Employee, Certified Public Accounting Firm

Reserve Officer, Arcadia Police Department, 1993-2014

Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations, 1973-1988

Member, Board of Directors, Greater Los Angeles Area Council, 2002-present

Member, San Gabriel Valley Economic Partnership, present

Presbyterian Elder, Trinity Presbyterian Church, present

Member, American Society for Testing and Materials, International

Chair, Arcadia Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee

Member, Environmental Assessment Association

Member, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) Agents Association

Member, National Association of Government Guarantee Lenders

Member, San Gabriel Valley Legislative Coalition of Chambers

Member, Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation

Council Commissioner, San Gabriel Valley Boy Scouts of America, 2002-2010

Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America, 1986-1995


Silver Beaver Award, San Gabriel Valley Council Boy Scouts of America
Honorary Service Award, Hugo Reid PTA

Number of Grandchildren:



Priority Issues:

My top three priorities are: Making sure our law enforcement agencies have the necessary equipment and training to identify and stop domestic terror threats like the one that led to the deadly attack in San Bernardino last December; reviving a local economy by supporting small businesses that create good paying jobs; and working to bring back home more of the federal tax dollars paid by residents of the 27th district in the form of transportation improvements.

Reason for Seeking Public Office:

As a former FBI Agent, I believe it is the primary responsibility of our government to insure the safety of its citizens from all threats including domestic terror. As a small business owner in the San Gabriel Valley, I believe Congress must do more to support small businesses, which create jobs and grow the economy.

Congress is filled with career politicians who are influenced by corporate and union money, ignoring the voices of the people. The incumbent Congresswoman has served in elected office since the 1980's. Over that same period of time, I have created jobs; helped dozens of businesses in the district and region expand; and mentored young people while working as a Reserve Police Officer. Our district is very entrepreneurial and home to thousands of first generation American business owners. Our district needs someone who is experienced and knows what it takes to run a successful small business.