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About Harley

Harley Rouda is a successful businessman, philanthropist, attorney, and tech entrepreneur. He’s had diverse and extensive success in companies of all sizes and scopes, from his family business to startups to publicly traded companies.

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The youngest of four, Harley practiced law with one of the country’s largest law firms before joining his family’s real estate business and building it into one of the country’s largest firms. He is an entrepreneur, working with cutting edge tech companies such as Stuffster, an app company that helps people put more money in their pockets and less trash in landfills by creating an easy way to resell unused belongings; Grayl, a company that has created an easy-to-use, portable water filter that reduces the need for environmentally harmful plastic water bottles; and Realstir, a website that puts more decision-making power in the hands of people looking to buy a home. Harley is proud to have worked with companies that make products that make people’s lives better.

Harley received his MBA from The Ohio State University, and his J.D. from Capital University Law School.

Active in numerous charities and civic organizations over the years, Harley has been involved in fighting homelessness, domestic violence, and human rights offenders; supporting education for the disadvantaged as well as supporting access to higher education; saving military jobs; and working with a myriad of civic organizations and businesses to drive economic development.

Harley lives in Laguna Beach and is married to the award winning author, Kaira Sturdivant Rouda. They have four kids who constantly amaze them, who are each accomplished in their own ways, and always remind them to enjoy the journey.


Washington is in desperate need of real, meaningful, and lasting change.
Our country and our people deserve better.

Meet Harley Rouda