Doug LaMalfa's Biography
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 1, Republican
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House (CA) - District 1
1900 Oro Dam Boulevard #12-254
Oroville, CA 95966
Wife: Jill; 4 Children: Kyle, Allison, Sophia, Natalie
BS, Business/Agriculture, California Polytechnic University-San Luis Obispo, 1982
AA, Butte College, 1980
Representative, United States House of Representatives, District 1, 2012-present
Candidate, United States House of Representatives, District 1, 2018, 2020
Senator, California State Senate, District 4, 2010-2012
Assembly Member, California State Assembly, District 2, 2002-2008
Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry
Former Member, Aviation Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member, Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member, Natural Resources Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member, Subcommittee on Federal Lands, United States House of Representatives
Former Member, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management, United States House of Representatives
Former Chair, Subcommittee on Indian, Insular and Alaska Native Affairs, United States House of Representatives
Former Member, Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Owner/Partner, DSL Farms, 1990-present
Owner/Partner, LaMalfa Farms Rice
Director, California Rice Commission, 1999-present
Chair, Richvale Foundation Boosters, present
Director, Richvale Hunting Area, present
Former Member, Domestic Promotion Committee, United States of America Rice Federation
Chair, Central Committee, Butte County Republican Party, 1992-2002
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A conservative leader, Doug LaMalfa has opposed increasing taxes and is a stalwart defender of Proposition 13. With a proven record of fighting on behalf of working families, Doug believes that taxpayers know better than bureaucrats and politicians how to spend and invest their own hard-earned money. He opposed the 2007 and 2008 budgets that have been proven shams that have resulted in California's current budget crisis.
Doug is a strong supporter of private property rights and the author of a Constitutional Amendment to protect Californians against eminent domain abuse.
Water is the North State's most precious natural resource and Doug LaMalfa believes in protecting our water rights and developing more water storage. He has continually advocated for increasing California's water supply, supporting planned projects such as Sites Reservoir and the Auburn Dam. Doug has been a leader in opposing burdensome environmental regulations that place fairy shrimp and fish ahead of human needs.
Agriculture and Forestry have been the backbone of northern California's economy for generations and Doug LaMalfa has made it a priority to educate his fellow legislators on the importance of resource industries and the beneficial stewardship they provide. Doug successfully authored and passed the Forest Fire Protection Act of 2004 to allow landowners to make their rural lands fire-safe.
Doug LaMalfa's firm beliefs are that government should do no harm and that limited government means government should do only what people cannot do for themselves, in the most efficient manner possible.