Ken Calvert, a lifelong resident of Riverside County and 17-year small business owner, currently represents the 42nd Congressional District of southern California. Calvert attended neighborhood public schools, graduating from Corona High School in 1971. He attended Chaffey College in Alta Loma for two years and then enrolled at San Diego State University, where he graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics.
Rep. Calvert’s legislative work has received top ratings from the Americans for Tax Reform, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Christian Coalition, League of Private Property Voters, National Federation of Independent Businesses, 60 Plus Association, Small Business Survival Committee and Citizens for a Sound Economy.
The 42nd Congressional District encompasses western Riverside County, including the cities of Eastvale, Norco, Corona, Lake Elsinore, Wildomar, Canyon Lake, Menifee, Murrieta and a portion of Temecula. The district also includes the unincorporated ares of El Sobrante, Woodcrest, Temescal Valley, Lakeview, Nuevo, Homeland, Winchester, and Aguanga.
Rep. 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, Rep. Calvert has sponsored legislation that would make the use of E-Verify mandatory for every business.
In the House of Representatives, Rep. Calvert’s priorities have been: supporting the military in our national defense; improving our local and national economies; strengthening our borders and reforming the immigration system; creating long-term solutions to California’s energy and water problems; working towards the implementation and funding of new transportation corridors vital to Riverside County’s future; and much more.