|Secretary of the House Republican Conference|
January 3, 2023
|Member of the U.S. House of Representatives|
from Michigan's 10th district
|Assumed office |
January 3, 2021
|Preceded by||Paul Mitchell|
Lisa Carmella Iovannisci
April 7, 1966
Stockbridge, Michigan, U.S.
|Education||Lansing Community College|
Northwood University (BA)
Lisa Carmella McClain (née Iovannisci; born April 7, 1966) is an American politician who serves as the U.S. representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district since 2021. A member of the Republican Party, she won election to the state's redrawn 9th district in the 2022 election.
McClain was born and raised in Stockbridge, Michigan. 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.
McClain worked at American Express for 11 years, and then joined the Hantz Group.
McClain won election to the state's redrawn Michigan's 10th congressional district, defeating all other candidates with 63.9% of the vote, the second place occupied by Democrat Brian Jaye with 33.2% of the vote.
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. She defeated state Representative Shane Hernandez in the August 4 Republican primary and Democratic nominee Kimberly Bizon in the November 3 general election. President Donald Trump endorsed McClain.
McClain, along with all other Senate and House Republicans, voted against the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.
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."
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.
McClain and her husband, Mike, have three children, and live in Romeo, an outer northern suburb of Detroit. She has raised over $1 million for the treatment of multiple sclerosis. She is a Roman Catholic.