About Ken Calvert


First elected in 1992, Ken Calvert is a businessman from Corona, California currently serving as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee. Ken currently represents the 42nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Following the redistricting process, Ken is running for election in the newly drawn 41st Congressional District. Ken is a lifelong resident of Corona, which is the largest city in the 41st District. Other cities in the district include Norco, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Canyon Lake, Menifee, Calimesa, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, as well as portions of Eastvale, Riverside, and Hemet.

In the House, Ken serves as the top Republican on the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. Ken is the Dean and Chairman of the California Republican House Delegation. Ken is also a Deputy Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee.

Prior to Congress, Ken was a successful businessman in restaurants and commercial brokerage and development.

Representative Calvert’s legislative work has received top ratings from the Americans for Tax Reform, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, League of Private Property Voters, National Federation of Independent Businesses, 60 Plus Association, Small Business Survival Committee and Citizens for a Sound Economy.

Representative Calvert was the author of legislation that created the E-Verify system, which is used to verify to legal status of newly hired employees. While the free, Internet-based system is currently used on a voluntary basis by businesses around the nation, Representative Calvert is a leading advocate for legislation to make the use of E-Verify mandatory.


In the House of Representatives, Representative Calvert’s priorities include supporting the military in our national defense, improving our local and national economies, strengthening our borders and reforming our broken immigration system.

Representative Calvert is also working to create long-term solutions to California’s energy and water problems, working towards the implementation and funding of critical transportation improvements, and much more.