About | Representative Harley Rouda

About

Harley Rouda was elected to Congress in 2018 after a historic campaign in Orange County, California.  It was the very first political campaign of his life.  

As a successful businessman, husband, father and patriot, Harley ran for elected office to make politics and policymaking work again for families in Orange County and across the nation.

As a Freshman member in Congress, Harley is dedicated to working with Democrats and Republicans on bipartisan legislation that makes a difference in people's lives -- legislation that makes his community, and his country, healthier, safer, more sustainable and more prosperous in the 21st Century.

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Harley believes that by working together, by embracing patriotic purpose, and by espousing common sense and values, our nation can tackle the critical challenges of addressing climate change, of rebuilding a crumbling infrastructure, of confronting homelessness and protecting Social Security and Medicare.  

Harley believes that we can make health care and prescription drugs available and affordable for all; we can make a world class college education attainable for every young person; we can forge an economy that gives everyone their chance to share in the American Dream.

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The values of hard work and honesty drive Harley as he pursues this crucial and principled work in Congress.  Harley learned these values in his career as a leader dedicated to growing businesses and driven to creating and supporting thousands of jobs.

Community service has also been a core part of Harley's adult life. He has spent decades fighting homelessness and domestic violence; working with Human Rights Watch; supporting education for the underserved and underrepresented, as well as supporting access to higher education; saving military jobs; and working with civic organizations to drive economic development.

Harley's dedication to serving his community and his country has reached its highest expression with his election to the People's House.

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Harley is a frequent guest on Fox, CNN, MSNBC, and other news outlets who welcome his commonsense approach to solving issues. He holds an MBA from The Ohio State University, and a J.D. from Capital University Law School. 

Harley lives in Laguna Beach, California and is married to award-winning author, Kaira Sturdivant Rouda.  They have four children who constantly inspire them.

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