Darrell Edward Issa (; born November 1, 1953) is an American businessman and Republican politician. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 2001 to 2019, representing districts primarily covering north San Diego County, California. From January 2011 to January 2015, he served as Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Issa served as CEO of Directed Electronics, which he co-founded in 1982. It is currently one of the largest makers of automobile aftermarket security and convenience products in the United States. Sporting a net worth of approximately 250 million dollars, Issa during his tenure was the wealthiest serving member of Congress.
Issa announced on January 10, 2018, that he would not seek reelection for his House seat. Democrat Mike Levin was elected on November 6, 2018, to become the district’s next representative. On September 19, 2018, President Donald Trump nominated Issa to be Director of the United States Trade and Development Agency.On September 26, 2019, Issa announced that he was running for California’s 50th congressional district in the 2020 election.