Lisa McClain
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Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Michigan's 10th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded byPaul Mitchell
Personal details
Lisa Carmella Iovannisci

(1966-04-07) April 7, 1966 (age 56)
Stockbridge, Michigan, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Mike McClain
EducationLansing Community College
Northwood University (BA)
WebsiteHouse website

Lisa Carmella McClain (née Iovannisci; born April 7, 1966)[1][2] is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district. She is a member of the Republican Party.

Early life and career

McClain was born and raised in Stockbridge, Michigan.[3] 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.[4][1]

McClain worked at American Express for 11 years, and then joined the Hantz Group.[4]

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.[5][6][7] She defeated state Representative Shane Hernandez in the August 4 Republican primary[8] and Democratic nominee Kimberly Bizon in the November 3 general election.[9] President Donald Trump endorsed McClain.[10]


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

McClain, along with all other Senate and House Republicans, voted against the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.[11]

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.[12][13][14]

Committee assignments

Caucus memberships

Personal life

McClain and her husband, Mike, have three children, and live in Romeo, an outer northern suburb of Detroit.[4] She has raised over $1 million for the treatment of multiple sclerosis.[10] She is a Roman Catholic.[18]

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. ^ "Lisa McClain". NRCC Young Guns. April 24, 2020. Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Fletcher, Kayla. "Lisa (Iovannisci) McClain: Small-town encouragement leads to major successes".
  5. ^ Gordan, Virginia. "Finance executive is third Republican to throw hat in ring for MI's 10th Congressional district".
  6. ^ "Political newcomer Lisa McClain prompts big spending in Macomb's GOP U.S. House primary". Retrieved August 5, 2020.
  7. ^ "Mitchell Announces Retirement from Congress". Congressman Paul Mitchell. July 24, 2019. Retrieved August 6, 2020.
  8. ^ "Lisa McClain wins Michigan's 10th Congressional Republican primary". mlive. August 5, 2020.
  9. ^ "Lisa McClain wins election in Michigan's 10th Congressional District". mlive. November 4, 2020.
  10. ^ a b Stabile, Angelica (November 9, 2020). "13 GOP women join the House, dominating congressional elections, making history". FOX News. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  11. ^ Carl Hulse (March 6, 2021). "After Stimulus Victory in Senate, Reality Sinks in: Bipartisanship Is Dead". New York Times.
  12. ^ Jackson, David (April 3, 2022). "Rep. Lisa McClain Falsely Claims Trump Killed Osama bin Laden". USA Today. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  13. ^ Lemon, Jason (April 3, 2022). "Lisa McClain Lauds Trump for bin Laden Capture, Which Happened under Obama". Newsweek. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  14. ^ Tangalakis-Lippert, Katherine (April 3, 2022). "GOP Rep. McClain Falsely Claimed that Trump Caught Osama bin Laden". Business Insider. Retrieved April 4, 2022.
  15. ^ "Congresswoman McClain Selected to Serve on the House Armed Services Committee | Representative Lisa McClain". Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  16. ^ "MEMBERS". RMSP. Retrieved March 1, 2021.
  17. ^ "Membership". Republican Study Committee. December 6, 2017. Retrieved March 28, 2021.
  18. ^ Liedl, Jonathan (November 18, 2020). "New Catholic Elected Officials Hope to Lead with Faith". National Catholic Register. Retrieved December 1, 2020.