Reps. Gary Miller and Ken Calvert Get Their Assets Handed Back to Them
A third Member of Congress' district used to bleed into South Orange County, and a fourth is the sister of our very own congressional trailblazer, according to "Capitol Assets" by the Post's Scott Higham, Kimberly Kindy and David S. Fallis. They report that some members of Congress send tax dollars to companies, colleges and community groups where their spouses, children and parents work as salaried employees, lobbyists or board members. Each lawmaker outed is given a chance to respond, and they or their staffers invariably claim the targeted earmarks and spending provisions were done to benefit the public, not their private interests.
Here are the local congressmen that made the Post list and their explanations.
Rep. Gary G. Miller (R-Brea)
42nd District: Though redistricting will change the boundaries in the next Congress, currently it straddles three counties to include: Anaheim, Brea, La Habra, Mission Viejo, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita and Yorba Linda in OC; Diamond Bar, La Habra Heights, Rowland Heights and Whittier in Los Angeles County; and Chino and Chino Hills in San Bernardino County.
Rep. Ken Calvert (R-Corona)
44th District: Formed originally from parts of Riverside and San Diego counties, the boundaries now include the cities of Riverside, Corona, Norco, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano and the unincorporated areas of Coto De Caza and Las Flores in OC and El Cerrito, Glen Avon, High Grove, Home Gardens, Mira Loma, Pedley, Rubidoux, Sunnyslope and Woodcrest in Riverside County.
On the next page are two others with past or current OC ties . . .