In 2016, Tony Strickland served as the California chairman for the pro-Trump super PAC, Committee for American Sovereignty. He is a member of the Republican Party and a former California State Senator who represented the 19th district from 2008-2012. Prior to that, he served as California State Assemblyman from 1998-2004 for the 37th district. As an assemblyman, Tony was Chairman of the Assembly Republican Caucus.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Whittier College.