Born in California in 1947, Dana Rohrabacher’s first job was scooping ice cream at the Marineland of the Pacific snack bar. He then went on to graduate from Palos Verdes High School and then onto Harbor Junior College and Long Beach State, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree.
In the 1970s Dana earned his living as a journalist, covering the major stories of the day as a reporter for City News Service/Radio News West, and later as an editorial writer for the Orange County Register. While doing this he took nighttime graduate courses at U.S.C., from which he received a Masters Degree in American Studies. He also worked as assistant press secretary for Ronald Reagan's two Presidential Campaigns (1976 and 1980).
After helping elect Ronald Reagan President, Dana went with the Gipper to the White House, where for 7 years Dana served as a speechwriter and Special Assistant to President Reagan.
Returning home in 1988, Dana was elected to the House of Representatives. He has since distinguished himself as Chairman of the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee and as chairman of the Energy and Environment Subcommittee. He is now a senior member of both the House Science Committee and the International Relations Committee. He is also a ranking member of the Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight.
Dana and his wife Rhonda live in Huntington Beach. They are the parents of 4 year old triplets, Annika, Christian and Tristen. Their favorite pastime: surfing.
Dana and Rhonda are both Christians. Dana is an Eagle Scout and for ten years was Co-Chairman of the House Scouting Caucus.
Dana and Rhonda Rohrabacher have been happily married for 11 years and have 4 year old triplets - Annika, Christian and Tristen.
Family pastimes include riding waves, playing at the park, building sandcastles and telling "Moon Monster" stories.