Party affiliation: Democrat
Contractor Sandia National Laboratories, Kirkland Air Force Base. Senior engineer United States Wind Power/Kenetech Inc., 1985—1994. Energy consultant various companies Procter and Gamble&E, FloWind, Electric Power Research Institute, 1994—1998.
Senior engineer, field manager Wind Turbine Company, 1999—2003. Chief Executive Officer Hawt Power Inc., 2003—2004. Founder, Chief Executive Officer private manufacture of wind turbines, since 2004.
Member United States Congress from 11th California district, since 2007, member vets affairs committee, transportation & infrastructure committee, science & technical committee, select committee on energy independence & global warming.
Denomination: Roman Catholic