Brian Maienschein

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Brian Maienschein
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California State Assembly District 77
In office
December 3, 2012-present
Term ends
December 1, 2014
Years in position 2
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years
Bachelor'sUniversity of California-Santa Barbara
J.D.California Western School of Law
Office website
Brian Maienschein is a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing District 77. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Maienshein earned his Bachelor's degree from University of California-Santa Barbara and his J.D. from California Western School of Law.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Maienschein served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Professions and Consumer Protection
Housing and Community Development
Human Services, Vice-chair


Campaign themes


On his campaign website, Maienschein outlined his campaign themes:[2]

  • "Special interests control our legislature — demanding larger and larger portions of our shrinking revenues — and must be reined in. I will fight to end pension abuses and to put the interests of taxpayers and our state above those of special interests. Together we can work to reduce anti-business legislation to create more jobs, protect our education system and improve our neighborhoods. I’d be honored to have your vote. "



  • In March, Republican candidates Steiner and Maienshien participated in a "Four Question Forum" for 760 KFMB. Audio of the forum can be found here.



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Incumbent Brian Maienschein (R) and Ruben "RJ" Hernandez (D) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Maienschein will face Hernandez in the general election.[3][4]


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Maienschein won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 77. He advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Dustin Steiner (R) and Greg Laskaris (I). Maienschein defeated Ruben Hernandez (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

California State Assembly, District 77, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Maienschein 60.1% 114,314
     Democratic Ruben "RJ" Hernandez 39.9% 75,824
Total Votes 190,138
California State Assembly, District 77 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRuben Hernandez 24.2% 23,075
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Maienschein 47.3% 45,071
     Republican Dustin Steiner 15.1% 14,406
     Independent Greg Laskaris 13.3% 12,639
Total Votes 95,191

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Maienschein is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Maienschein raised a total of $390,968 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[7]

Brian Maienschein's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 77 Won $390,968
Grand Total Raised $390,968


Maienschein won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Maienschein raised a total of $390,968.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Maienschein's campaign in 2012
California Association of Realtors$15,600
California Chamber of Commerce$8,800
Chevron Corp.$7,800
Pala Band of Mission Indians$7,800
California Dental Association$7,800
Total Raised in 2012$390,968
Source:Follow the Money


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In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[8]


In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[9]


In 2012, Maienschein's endorsements included the following:[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Brian Jones (R)
California Assembly District 77
Succeeded by