Thursday, October 18, 2012
Congressman Tom McClintock Backs Emken
(ORANGE COUNTY, CA) – Republican U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Emken, an accomplished businesswoman specializing in efficiency and cost-cutting, and nationally recognized advocate for autism research and treatment, today announced that U.S. Congressman Tom McClintock has officially endorsed her campaign for U.S. Senate.Rep. McClintock adds his support to other influential members of California’s Republican congressional delegation, including House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, Darrell Issa, Howard “Buck” McKeon, Dan Lungren, Jeff Denham and John Campbell who are backing Emken in her bid to unseat Dianne Feinstein this November.
Congressman McClintock was elected in November 2008 to represent the 4th Congressional District in the United States Congress. During his 22 years in the California State Legislature, and as a candidate for governor in California’s historic recall election, Tom McClintock became one of the most recognizable political leaders in California and a leading conservative commentator. He has also written and lectured extensively on fiscal policy, bureaucratic reform and governmental streamlining.
“I can’t think of a better choice for California voters to help us bring down the overreach of federal government than Elizabeth Emken,” said Congressman McClintock. “Her background as a problem solver shows she knows how to reduce regulations and government waste, and her firm commitment to fighting Obamacare will give us an important voice for repeal and reform in the Senate.”
Emken has served as Vice President of Government Relations at Autism Speaks, the nation's largest science and advocacy organization devoted to the public health emergency of autism. Before becoming active with the autism issue, Elizabeth served as an efficiency and cost cutting expert at IBM, streamlining operations, eliminating waste and achieving multi-million dollar savings.
Elizabeth graduated from UCLA in 1984 with dual degrees in Economics and Political Science. Her studies also included course work at Cambridge University, where she focused on international political and economic issues throughout China and the Middle East.