Ed Royce (R), based in Orange County, is serving his tenth term in Congress from Southern California's 40th District. He is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton, and School of Business Administration. Prior to entering public service, his professional background includes experience as a small business owner, a controller, a capital projects manager, and a corporate tax manager for a Southern California company. He is longtime residents of Fullerton, CA
- In 1982, he was elected to the California State Senate
- He authored the nation's first anti-stalker law and versions of his bill have been adopted in all 50 states.
- He was also the legislative author and campaign co-chairman of California's Proposition 115, the Crime Victims/Speedy Trial Initiative, approved by the voters in 1990.
- He wrote and passed the Interstate Stalking Punishment and Prevention Act in 1996. This law makes it a federal crime to pursue a victim across state lines and enables law enforcement to intervene before violence occurs
- Royce was active in passing AMBER Alert legislation in 2003, and legislation in 2004 to enhance rights for victims of crime.
- He serves as a senior member of two important Committees in the House: Foreign Affairs and Financial Services. As a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Royce has been named Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism.
- Within the Financial Services Committee, Royce sits on two Subcommittees:
- Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises and Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit. Royce has served on the conference committees for some of the most significant legislation in the financial services arena.
- For more than a decade Royce has called for a stronger federal regulator to limit Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac's excessive risk taking at the expense of taxpayers.
- In 2003, he offered the first legislation that sought to bring Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Bank System under a strong federal regulator.