Speaker's Biography:

Dan Lungren
Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives

Dan Lungren has represented California's 3rd District since 2004 in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves as a member of the House Budget Committee, Judiciary Committee and Homeland Security Committee, and is chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection and Cybersecurity. In 1990, he was elected state attorney general, served eight years and helped author California's Three Strikes Law and Megan's Law. Lungren won his first elected office in 1978, defeating a two-term incumbent to win California′s 34th District congressional seat. For 10 years he served in Congress, where he was viewed as a Republican leader in criminal justice and immigration issues. In 1988, then-Gov. George Duekmajian called Lungren back to California to replace the late Jesse Unruh as state treasurer. Though appointed, he was never confirmed by California's Democrat-controlled legislature. Lungren received a B.A. degree from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.