Jay (Jay) Obernolte (R-USH23)
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Capitol: 202.225.5861
FAX: 202.225.2908
District: 760.247.1815
Room 1029 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0523

Residence: Big Bear Lake, CA
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Heather   DOB: 8/18/1970
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
Co-ChairCongressional Advanced Air Mobility Caucus
FC MemberVideo Game and Esports Caucus
Vice ChairCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bureau of Prisons Reform Caucus (BOP)
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Innovation, Data, and Commerce
FC MemberHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberCongressional 5G Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberSecond Amendment Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
FC MemberRepublican Governance Group (Tuesday Group)
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Western Caucus
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
Counties Representing
Kern / Los Angeles / Tulare


U.S. Congressman Jay Obernolte proudly represents California's 23rd District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A video game developer and business owner, Rep. Obernolte is dedicated to ensuring the High Desert, Eastern Sierras, and Inland Empire have a strong voice fighting for their interests in Congress.

In the 117th Congress, Rep. Obernolte served on the committees on Natural Resources, Budget, and Science, Space, and Technology and in a leadership role as the freshman class representative to the House Republican Policy Committee. He passed 6 bills, of which three were signed into law, to help protect our nation's supply chain and improve our defense against cyberterrorism. He also authored and cosponsored an additional 55 bills to tackle inflation, lower energy prices, crack down on drug trafficking across the southern border, and work to prevent wildfires.

Previously, Rep. Obernolte served as a member of the California State Legislature representing the state's 33rd Assembly District and as Mayor of the City of Big Bear Lake. He has also served on the boards of the Big Bear Lake Fire Protection District, the Mojave Desert and Mountain Integrated Waste Authority, the Mountain Regional Transit Authority, the League of California Cities Desert-Mountain Division, and the Big Bear City Airport District. In these positions he worked across partisan lines to pass legislation helping California's hardworking families by lowering taxes, stopping government encroachment into privacy and personal liberties, and upholding law and order. He has also been a strong advocate for local veterans, defending funding for the Barstow Veterans Home and helping ensure California veterans receive the care and respect their service has earned.

Rep. Obernolte lives in Big Bear Lake with his wife, Heather. They have two sons, Hale and Troy. In addition to owning a videogame development studio, Rep. Obernolte is a certified flight instructor and a teacher of martial arts. He holds a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Science from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), an M.S. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and a Doctorate in Public Administration from California Baptist University (CBU).