24 Facts About Dan Lungren


Daniel Edward Lungren was born on September 22,1946 and is an American politician and lawyer who served as the US representative for from 2005 to 2013.


Dan Lungren was the Republican nominee for Governor of California in 1998, losing to Democrat Gray Davis.


Dan Lungren was born in Long Beach, California, of Irish, Swedish and Scottish descent.


Dan Lungren returned to California to chair Youth for Nixon during Nixon's first successful run for the presidency.


Dan Lungren began his legal studies at the University of Southern California Law School but transferred to Georgetown University Law Center, where he earned his JD degree in 1971.


When Dan Lungren returned to Long Beach, he joined a law firm and practiced civil law for a short time before running unsuccessfully for Congress in 1976.


Dan Lungren first served in the House of Representatives from 1979 to 1989, representing portions of Long Beach and Orange County.

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Dan Lungren served on the House Judiciary Committee, where he pushed for "tough on crime" legislation.


Dan Lungren supported sanctions against employers who hired illegal immigrants, but favored a temporary guest-worker program.


Dan Lungren was the principal House cosponsor of the Simpson-Mazzoli immigration bill, which became the Immigration Reform Act of 1986.


Dan Lungren independently sponsored a "guest worker" bill, designed to allow for importation of "temporary" immigrant laborers.


Dan Lungren did not seek reelection to the US House when California Governor George Deukmejian appointed him as the state's acting state treasurer, but he was never confirmed.


Dan Lungren was later elected as Attorney General of California in 1990; he served two terms from 1991 to 1999.


That same year, Dan Lungren "vigorously opposed" Proposition 215, which legalized medical marijuana in California.


In 1998 Dan Lungren ran as the Republican candidate for the governorship against Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gray Davis.


Dan Lungren was elected to California's 3rd congressional district in 2004, which included several rural and exburban areas east of Sacramento.


Dan Lungren had moved to Gold River, a Sacramento suburb, in the 1990s.


Dan Lungren was reappointed to the Judiciary Committee based on his previous five terms of seniority; he served on the Homeland Security Committee.


In 2005, Dan Lungren supported the USA PATRIOT Act, which renewed the federal government's ability to perform secret surveillance including wiretaps of citizens and monitoring of public and private computer packet-switched networks to prevent terrorism from hitting the United States.


Shortly after the 2008 election, a newly reelected Dan Lungren challenged John Boehner for House Minority Leader.


Dan Lungren became Chairman of the House Administration Committee when Republicans took control of the House in January 2011.


Dan Lungren ran for Congress again in the 3rd congressional district after six-year incumbent US Representative Doug Ose announced his retirement.


Dan Lungren won a come from behind victory in a three-way primary against Mary Ose and State Senator Rico Oller in 2004.


Dan Lungren was challenged by Democratic nominee Ami Bera, a physician by occupation, American Independent Jerry Leidecker, Peace and Freedom nominee Mike Roskey and Libertarian Douglas Art Tuma.