Devin Nunes made it official in 2022 that he is resigning from Congress. These reports have been circulating since the start of 2021 because there were speculations that Nunes would resign after being declared as Donald Trump’s greatest ally and strategist.
Washington reported that Devin Nunes made his resignation official in the weekend. This made his way clear for taking over as the chief executive of former President Trump’s new media and technology company.
The letter was addressed to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco), in which Nunes wrote that his effectiveness as a Congress member will be until 11:59, and then he will resign. The letter was received by Pelosi’s on Monday.
In the letter, Nunes said, “It has been the honor of my life to represent the people of California’s San Joaquin Valley for the last 19 years.”
Nunes is now taking over as the elite executive of the Trump Media and Technology. In the past, the technology companies kicked the former president for his contribution to the attack on the U.S. Capitol and overturned the presidential election.
Trump’s company describes its firm as the “America’s ‘Big Tent’ social media platform” and added that it “intends to even the playing field by providing people with open media platforms where they can share and create content without fear of reputational ruin.”
Trump has a different respect for Nunes as Nunes has always been the greatest ally and strategist for Trump’s political career. So, with such trust, Trump has given the hold of his company to Nunes.
Nunes will now execute the company worth more than $875 million. Rob Stutzman said, “In some ways, he’s one of the more unlikelier figures you would’ve seen going full Trump and full MAGA of the sitting members of Congress.”
Who Is Devin Nunes?
Devin Gerald Nunes is an American businessman, politician, and former dairy farmer. He has served as the U.S. representative in California’s 22nd congressional district from 2003-2022.
On October 1, 1973, he was born in Tulare, California, U.S. He was brought up by his parents Antonio L. “Anthony” Nunes Jr. and Toni Diane Nunes. The couple later welcomed Devin’s younger brother named Anthony III.
His grandfather founded the Nunes and Sons; a dairy company operated in Tulare County. The family ran the business until 2006, when they sold the company. Then, they moved to Sibley, Lowa, where they purchased property to start a dairy.
Nunes wrote a book in 2009 named, The Wall Street Journal in which he recalled the time of his childhood. He also says that he became an entrepreneur at 14 when he bought seven heads of young cattle and quickly learned how to make a profit out of it.
In 1993, he received an Associate of arts degree from the College of the Sequoias. Then he attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture in 1995. In 1996, he completed his master’s degree in agriculture and returned to farming.
At 23, he was elected to the College of the Sequoias board, making him the youngest community trustee in the state’s history.
From 1996 he served the community until 2002 because, in 2001, George W. Bush appointed him as California state director for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development section.
How Did Devin Dunes Start A Political Career?
Devin Nunes began his political career by participating in the “top two” primary race for California’s 20th congressional district seat held by Democrat Cal Dooley. Although he didn’t win and came third place, he was steadfast to enter politics.
In 2002, a new Republican nomination in the 21st congressional district was reappointed after the 2000 United States Census, and Devin decided to run in it.
The opposition teams had former Fresno Mayor Jim Patterson and state Assemblyman Mike Briggs. Tulare was the only county that had a voting population of 58%, so Patterson and Briggs decided to split their votes to gather more votes from Tulare.
However, this statistic favored Devin as he won the overall votes from Tulare County of 46.% and 28.1% from Fresno County. Many parts of the rural district also helped Devin during the election, and he was endorsed by California Farm Bureau and The Fresno Bee.
In 2004, 2006, and 2008, he had to face token democratic opposition, but in 2010, he ran unopposed in the general election. In 2010, his district was renumbered from 22nd, which cost him to lose the eastern coast of Tulare County to the neighboring 23rd district.
But, he showed his resilience when he was reelected in 2012 and won the seat with 62% votes. In 2014, he won with 72%, and in 2016, he won with the voting of 68%.
It was reported that during the 2014 election campaign, Nunes received approximately $1.4 million in political action committee (PAC) contributions. In 2016, his campaign contributed $1.6 million in campaign contributions from PACs.
In the 2018 elections, Nunes went on to face a Fresno County Prosecutor named Andrew Janz, and it was marked as the toughest election for Nunes. Devin won the election with 53% votes, while Janz’s voting was 47%, which was the closest someone got to Nunes.
In the 2020 elections, Nunes faced Phil Arbalow, but Arbalow lost against Nunes because Devin won the general elections with a vote of 56.5%. Later in 2022, he came down from his political position.
Devin Nunes Family
Devin Nunes was married to Elizabeth Nunes in 2003. The couple has deeply fallen in love with each other to welcome three children to their family.
He is occasionally seen having quality time with his wife and children, Julia Nunes, Evelyn Nunes, and Margaret Nunes.
Devin Nunes Net Worth
Devin Nunes’s net worth is estimated to be $170 thousand. He earns most of the part from serving in politics and deserving a higher return.
Now, he will become the top executive of Trump’s social media and technology company, worth more than $875 million. It is analyzed that his net worth will surely rise in the future after his venture in the company.