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Brian Maienschein has represented California’s 76th 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 currently serves as Chair of the Rare Disease Caucus and sits on the Health, Judiciary, and Communications and Conveyance Committees. In addition, Brian was named Chair of the Assembly Judiciary Committee for the 2023 legislative session. 

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 March of Dimes California Legislative Champion for his work to improve Maternal Mental Health. 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. Additionally, Brian was named Legislator of the Year by the California Small Business Association for his support of small businesses.

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 lives in the 76th Assembly District with his wife, Elly, and his two daughters, Taylin and Brenna, who are his proudest accomplishments.