Lisa McClain
Lisa McClain 117th U.S Congress.jpg
Secretary of the House Republican Conference
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
LeaderKevin McCarthy
Preceded byRichard Hudson
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded byPaul Mitchell
Personal details
Lisa Carmella Iovannisci

(1966-04-07) April 7, 1966 (age 57)
Stockbridge, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseMike McClain
EducationLansing Community College
Northwood University (BBA)
WebsiteHouse website

Lisa Carmella McClain (née Iovannisci; born April 7, 1966)[1][2] is an American politician who serves as the U.S. representative for Michigan's 9th congressional district since 2021 (known as the 10th congressional district until 2023). A member of the Republican Party, she won election to the state's redrawn 9th district in the 2022 election.[3]

Early life and career

McClain was born and raised in Stockbridge, Michigan.[4] She graduated from Stockbridge Junior / Senior High School in 1984. She attended Lansing Community College and earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University.[5]

McClain worked at American Express for 11 years, and then joined the Hantz Group.[5]

U.S. House of Representatives



Main article: 2020 United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan § District 10

After incumbent Congressman Paul Mitchell opted to retire from the United States House of Representatives, McClain announced her candidacy for Michigan's 10th congressional district.[6][7][8] She defeated state Representative Shane Hernandez in the August 4 Republican primary[9] and Democratic nominee Kimberly Bizon in the November 3 general election.[10] President Donald Trump endorsed McClain.[11]


Main article: 2022 United States House of Representatives elections in Michigan § District 9

McClain won election to the state's redrawn Michigan's 10th congressional district, defeating all other candidates with 63.9% of the vote. Democrat Brian Jaye finished second with 33.2% of the vote.[3]

Committee assignments

Caucus memberships

Political positions

Budget and spending

McClain, along with all other Senate and House Republicans, voted against the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.[15]


McClain voted against the Respect for Marriage Act codifying Loving v. Virginia and Obergefell v. Hodges, recognizing marriages across state lines regardless of "sex, race, ethnicity, or national origin of those individuals."[16]

2020 presidential election

On January 6, 2021, McClain voted against accepting Arizona's and Pennsylvania's electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election.

At a 2022 Trump rally, McClain falsely claimed that Trump had "caught Osama bin Laden" and won the 2020 election, and that the U.S. was not engaged in any wars during Trump's presidency.[17][18][19]

Personal life

McClain and her husband, Mike, have three children, and live in Romeo, an outer northern suburb of Detroit.[5] She has raised over $1 million for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.[11] She is a Roman Catholic.[20]

See also


  1. ^ Mitchell, Ellen (November 30, 2020). "Rep.-elect Lisa McClain (R-Mich.-10)". The Hill. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
  2. ^ "Lisa McClain". Retrieved January 13, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Michigan Ninth Congressional District Election Results". The New York Times. November 8, 2022. Retrieved December 3, 2022.
  4. ^ "Lisa McClain". NRCC Young Guns. April 24, 2020. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c Fletcher, Kayla (February 23, 2020). "Lisa (Iovannisci) McClain: Small-town encouragement leads to major successes".
  6. ^ Gordan, Virginia (October 29, 2019). "Finance executive is third Republican to throw hat in ring for MI's 10th Congressional district".
  7. ^ "Political newcomer Lisa McClain prompts big spending in Macomb's GOP U.S. House primary". Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  8. ^ "Mitchell Announces Retirement from Congress". Congressman Paul Mitchell. July 24, 2019. Archived from the original on November 30, 2020. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  9. ^ "Lisa McClain wins Michigan's 10th Congressional Republican primary". mlive. August 5, 2020.
  10. ^ "Lisa McClain wins election in Michigan's 10th Congressional District". mlive. November 4, 2020.
  11. ^ a b Stabile, Angelica (November 9, 2020). "13 GOP women join the House, dominating congressional elections, making history". FOX News. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  12. ^ "Congresswoman McClain Selected to Serve on the House Armed Services Committee | Representative Lisa McClain". January 26, 2021. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  13. ^ "MEMBERS". RMSP. Retrieved March 1, 2021.
  14. ^ "Membership". Republican Study Committee. December 6, 2017. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  15. ^ Carl Hulse (March 6, 2021). "After Stimulus Victory in Senate, Reality Sinks in: Bipartisanship Is Dead". New York Times.
  16. ^ Bobic, Igor (July 19, 2022). "These 157 House Republicans Voted Against Protections For Same-Sex Marriage". Huffington Post. Retrieved July 20, 2022.
  17. ^ Jackson, David (April 3, 2022). "Rep. Lisa McClain Falsely Claims Trump Killed Osama bin Laden". USA Today. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  18. ^ Lemon, Jason (April 3, 2022). "Lisa McClain Lauds Trump for bin Laden Capture, Which Happened under Obama". Newsweek. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  19. ^ Tangalakis-Lippert, Katherine (April 3, 2022). "GOP Rep. McClain Falsely Claimed that Trump Caught Osama bin Laden". Business Insider. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  20. ^ Liedl, Jonathan (November 18, 2020). "New Catholic Elected Officials Hope to Lead with Faith". National Catholic Register. Retrieved December 1, 2020.
U.S. House of Representatives Preceded byPaul Mitchell Member of the U.S. House of Representativesfrom Michigan's 10th congressional district 2021–2023 Succeeded byJohn James Preceded byAndy Levin Member of the U.S. House of Representativesfrom Michigan's 9th congressional district 2023–present Incumbent Party political offices Preceded byRichard Hudson Secretary of the House Republican Conference 2023–present Incumbent U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial) Preceded byKathy Manning United States representatives by seniority 329th Succeeded byMary Miller