John T. Doolittle (born October 30, 1950), American politician, has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 1991, representing the 4th District of California (map). Currently he holds the leadership role of Deputy Whip. He was born in Glendale, California, grew up in Cupertino, California, was educated at the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of the Pacific, and was a lawyer and member of the California State Senate before entering the House. In his first years in Congress he was a member of the group known as the Gang of Seven, which had a role in exposing the House banking scandal.
In 2004, Doolittle's opponent raised only $2,300 and won only 35 percent of the vote. For that race, Doolittle took in more than $1 million in contributions. (Sacramento Bee, April 9, 2006)