Jeff Denham

Spring 2024
Resident Fellow
Jeff Denham, IOP headshot

Jeff Denham is a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, having served four terms, from 2011-2019, representing California's 10th and formerly 19th districts. As a member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, he served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials and the Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Veterans' Affairs Committees. From 2002 to 2010, Denham was a member of the California State Senate, representing the state's 12th District. He was chairman of the Agriculture and Veterans' Affairs Committees and focused on such issues as education, government waste, agriculture, and economic development. A staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, Denham served in Operation Desert Storm with the 452nd Air Force Refueling Wing and was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal and various campaign medals for combat duty.

Jeff Denham's study group will focus on the function and dysfunction in politics with a particular focus on Congress. His study group will take place on Tuesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Disclaimer: This information is accurate for the time period that this person was affiliated with the Institute of Politics.