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Brian Dahle
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California State Assembly District 1
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
Office website
Brian Dahle is a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Dahle's professional experience includes working as the Lassen County supervisor since 1996 and operating a seed mill and managing 2,000 acres of farmland inherited from his grandfather. Prior to his work as county supervisor, he worked for biomass and hydroelectric power companies and a gold-mining firm.

Committee assignments


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

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials, Vice-chair
Revenue and Taxation, Vice-chair
Water, Parks and Wildlife


Campaign themes


Dahle's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Brian’s Promise to You
Excerpt: "Promote a balanced budget—with no smoke and mirrors, no fuzzy math."
  • Brian Believes In
Excerpt: "The importance of private property rights."



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 Dahle (R) and Brigham Sawyer Smith (D) were unopposed in the blanket primary. Dahle will face Smith in the general election.[2][3]


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Dahle won election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 1. He advanced past the June 5, 2012 blanket primary, defeating Robert Meacher (D), Charley Hooper (L), and David Edwards (G). Dahle defeated Rick Bosetti (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

California State Assembly, District 1, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Dahle 65.6% 116,098
     Republican Rick Bosetti 34.4% 60,920
Total Votes 177,018
California State Assembly, District 1 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Robert Meacher 25.8% 31,120
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRick Bosetti 28.5% 34,457
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Dahle 34.2% 41,384
     Libertarian Charley Hooper 5.4% 6,503
     Green David Edwards 6.1% 7,381
Total Votes 120,845

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dahle is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Dahle raised a total of $490,166 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 12, 2013.[6]

Brian Dahle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 1 Won $490,166
Grand Total Raised $490,166


Dahle won election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Dahle raised a total of $490,166.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Dahle's campaign in 2012
California Farm Bureau Federation$7,800
California Association of Realtors$7,800
Clt Logging, Inc.$5,600
Right Fork Cattle Co.$5,600
Lowry, Daniel$3,931
Total Raised in 2012$490,166
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.[7]


In 2012, the California State Legislature was in session from January 4 to August 31.[8]



In 2012, Dahle's endorsements included the following:

  • California Farm Bureau Federation
  • California Professional Firefighters
  • “A” Rating from California Gun Owners Association
  • California Republican Assembly
  • California State Sheriffs’ Association
  • Concerned Christian Citizens
  • Contractors Association of Truckee
  • Lassen County Farm Bureau
  • Lassen County Republican Central Committee
  • Modoc County Farm Bureau
  • Nevada County Farm Bureau
  • Nevada County Republican Party
  • Northern California Carpenters
  • Peace Officers Research Association of Northern California
  • Plumas County Farm Bureau
  • Plumas-Sierra Cattlemen’s Association
  • Record Searchlight
  • Shasta County Farm Bureau
  • Siskiyou County Farm Bureau


Dahle and his wife, Megan, have three children.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Wesley Chesbro (D)
California Assembly District 1
Succeeded by