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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 48

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Omar A. Siddiqui

FBI Advisor/Attorney
8,658 votes (5%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • National Security: protect the homeland without compromising your Constitutional rights & liberties
  • Healthcare: establish a single-payer health care system that covers all Americans
  • Environment/ Climate Change: combat climate change & offshore drilling; promote clean green energy



Profession:FBI Advisor, Attorney, Engineer, & Businessman
Attorney/ Partner, Ulwelling Siddiqui LLP (2004–current)
FBI National CAA, Director of Special Projects, FBI National CAA — Appointed position (2014–current)
Member, Board of Directors, Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University — Appointed position (2016–current)
Advisor/ Consultant (National Security/ Counter-Terrorism), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) — Appointed position (2010–current)
Alliance Member, InfraGard Alliance [FBI + Joint Regional Intelligence Center + OC Private Sector Terrorism Response Group] — Appointed position (2010–current)
Partner/ Advisor, Central Intelligence Agency — Appointed position (2015–2018)
Attorney/ Litigation, Morris, Polich & Purdy LLP (2000–2004)


Loyola Law School - Loyola Marymount University Juris Doctor (J.D.), LAW (2000)
University of Southern California (USC) Master of Science (M.S.), Engineering (Civil & Environmental) (1997)
University of Southern California (USC) Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Engineering (Civil & Environmental) (1995)


A trial lawyer, engineer, and a founding partner of Ulwelling Siddiqui LLP, a law firm headquartered in the 48th Congressional District (OC South-Coast Metro area, Costa Mesa, CA), Mr. Siddiqui and his high-profile cases have appeared in prominent media circuits including television, radio, and newspapers. A powerful courtroom advocate, Mr. Siddiqui has been selected as “Super Lawyer” numerous times, including 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018.**

On the front lines of national defense, Mr. Siddiqui serves as a private advisor and consultant to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on issues of national security and counter-terrorism and was formerly an advisor and community partner with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Mr. Siddiqui is presently Director of Special Projects of the FBI National Citizens Academy Alumni Association [FBINCAAA] and was formerly Chairman of the Board of the FBI Los Angeles Citizens Academy Alumni Association [FBI LA CAAA]. An active member of the FBI InfraGard Alliance, he also serves as an advisor to the Fullerton Police Department on the Police Chief’s Advisory Committee.

For his efforts as a first line of defense in the war on terrorism, Mr. Siddiqui has been bestowed with numerous awards. He is a recipient of several Certificates of Congressional Recognition from the U.S. House of Representatives, the California State Assembly, and the Department of Justice and the FBI, including the prestigious FBI Director’s Leadership Award presented by FBI Director James Comey at FBI Headquarters in Washington DC on April 15, 2016. Mr. Siddiqui has met President Barack Obama on numerous occasions, including at the White House, and was amiably referred to by the President as “The Lawyer”.

Mr. Siddiqui obtained a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University, where he currently serves as a Board Member of the Loyola Law School Board of Directors. Mr. Siddiqui also holds Master of Science (M.S.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in Engineering from the University of Southern California (USC)***. Prior to college, Mr. Siddiqui attended Orange County public schools. Mr. Siddiqui was born and raised in Southern California.

From simple transactions to complex high-stakes litigation to working with the FBI and the CIA, he is known for his innovative solutions, investigations, and case strategies.


Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,178,677

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Omar A. Siddiqui
Employees of Lewis Roca
Employees of Assemi Group
Employees of Azeez Malley
Employees of fam vans
Employees of Granville Homes
Employees of Pences
Employees of Sayed Monis

More information about contributions

By State:

California 98.24%
New York 0.36%
Minnesota 0.09%
Tennessee 0.09%
Other 0.07%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.15%)
Small contributions (0.85%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.04%)
From individuals (99.96%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

It was Abraham Lincoln who said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

This statement rings as true today, as when he first spoke those powerful words more than a century and a half ago. The divisions in our nation, and even our local communities, are more than just a little reminiscent of that era of national unease, and instability. And once again, there is no denying we are in desperate need of solutions to far-reaching problems.

We are a nation, a state, and a district of all backgrounds and beliefs. We are every language, every culture, coming from every corner of Earth. Yet, irrespective of our varying backgrounds, we are all AMERICAN, and we are all CALIFORNIANS.

It is now up to us to decide if we will carry on the path towards becoming a truly Divided States, or if we will unify, and emerge stronger than ever, as The UNITED STATES.

I am asking you to join me, as we forge onward, towards a shared mission of unity.

Our unity depends first and foremost upon our ability to safeguard and protect the values and Constitutional principles that we all share as Americans. To that end, in addition to being a trial lawyer, I have dedicated the better part of the past decade to protecting fellow Americans as a consultant and advisor to the FBI, which recruited me in 2010 to assist in matters of national security as an ally in our nation’s counter-terrorism efforts. I answered that call of duty, and a similar request to serve as an advisor and community partner with the CIA in 2015.

I continue to serve as an advisor, consultant and partner with both agencies. As an American, it is my honor, my duty, and my pleasure to serve as a first line of defense against terrorism, both foreign and domestic. I have met former President Obama on multiple occasions and have discussed the fundamental issues of national security and constitutional rights and freedoms with him. The President never failed to challenge and inspire me to continue the tireless work of protecting America, all the while upholding the Constitution. Running for Congress is my commitment to continuing that crucial work.

As a lawyer and an engineer, I am a problem solver by nature, and by trade. Driven by an unmitigated pursuit of truth and justice, I have spent the past two decades championing the cause of the innocent, the helpless and the often powerless, in a world where even some of our elected officials try to operate above the law. Running for Congress is my commitment to bringing integrity and honor to government.

Born and raised in Southern California, I earned my law degree from Loyola Law School, and received my graduate and undergraduate degrees in engineering from USC (Fight On Trojans!) Prior to college, I attended Orange County public schools. My father came to America post World War II in the 1950’s via the Queen Mary to seek a higher education and a better future. Running for Congress is my commitment to building an even greater future for our children and generations to come.

As your Congressman for the 48th District of California, my job will be to solve complex problems including: enhancing support and coordination with our local law enforcement agencies, accelerating economic growth and supporting local businesses, protecting our fragile local and global environment, and improving our public and private educational systems. In addition, enhancing and fortifying the District’s infrastructure will be of highest priority. I am ready to deliver solutions to the complex problems we face.

Running for U.S. Congress is nothing short of a spectacular honor, and I hope you will join me in a unified pursuit of protecting and improving our district, our state and our nation.


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