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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 77

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Brian Maienschein

99,880 votes (50.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Strengthening our Economy: I have been an advocate for legislation that supports our economy and helps to create jobs.
  • Supporting Education: I am a strong supporter of our state’s education system and have voted to fully fund K-12 education and supported legislation to freeze state tuition rates.
  • Animal Welfare: I have partnered with the ASPCA on many pieces of legislation to protect animals.



Profession:77th District Assemblymember
Assemblymember, California State Legislature — Elected position (2012–current)


Brian Maienschein has represented California’s 77th Assembly District since 2012. Before joining the Assembly, Brian served eight years on the San Diego City Council, and as the city’s first Commissioner on Homelessness. He is most known for his outstanding response to two wildfires in his district, the 2003 Cedar Fire and the 2007 Witch Creek Fire, as well as for the completion of State Route 56 and the preservation from development of 10,000 acres in the San Pasqual Valley. Brian was named the Legislator of the Year by the California Small Business Association for his support of small businesses. He also received the Easter Seals California Assembly Champion Award for his work with the developmentally disabled community and the San Diego Humane Society’s Humane Hero Compassion Award for championing animal rights. A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara and California Western School of Law, Brian also teaches a course on Election Law at USD School of Law. Brian’s proudest accomplishments are his two daughters, Taylin and Brenna.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $773,059

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

State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
California Association of Realtors
Farmers Insurance Group
Gilead Sciences
New Car Dealers Association San Diego County
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians
Philip Morris USA

More information about contributions

By State:

California 76.38%
District of Columbia 3.44%
Texas 2.38%
Illinois 2.27%
Other 15.53%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.94%)
Small contributions (0.06%)

By Type:

From organizations (92.10%)
From individuals (7.90%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Candidate Contact Info

Phone: 619-857-7441
12463 Rancho Bernardo Rd #542
San Diego, CA 92128

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