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Brian Dahle

R

Senate Republican

District 1, El Dorado

Time in office

Assembly: 2012-2019

Senate: 2019—Present

Background

Farmer / County Supervisor

Campaign contributions

Senator Brian Dahle has taken at least $566,000 from the Finance, Insurance & Real Estate sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 8% of his total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

1021 O Street, Suite 7230, Sacramento, CA 95814-4900; (916) 651-4001

District office(s)

1320 Yuba Street, Suite 102, Redding, CA 96001; (530) 224-7001

11230 Gold Express Drive, Suite 304, Gold River, CA 95670; (916) 464-4201

11310 McCourtney Road, Unit E2/E3, Grass Valley, CA 95949; (530) 271-1022

Biographical information

Birth Place

Redding, CA

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

Bieber, CA

Gender

Male

Born

September 20, 1965

Identifies as

Straight

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How this legislator voted in 2021-2022

Campaign contributions received by sector

OpenSecrets and CalMatters have categorized campaign contributions to legislators based on the economic sector that the donor represents. Methodology →

This is how much money Brian Dahle has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$566,168 $566k 8%
Agriculture
$563,199 $563k 8%
Labor
$467,760 $467k 6%
Candidate Contributions
$449,689 $449k 6%
Health
$385,721 $385k 5%
Energy & Natural Resources
$367,205 $367k 5%
General Business
$352,726 $352k 5%
Communications & Electronics
$217,728 $217k 3%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$212,003 $212k 3%
Construction
$201,300 $201k 3%
Transportation
$144,550 $144k 2%
Unitemized Contributions
$138,684 $138k 2%
Ideology/Single Issue
$67,591 $67k <1%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$37,025 $37k <1%
Defense
$4,470 $4k <1%
Party
$1,125 $1k <1%
Note: The above percentages might not add up to exactly 100% because we are not displaying any contributions that have not yet been classified.

Committees this legislator serves on

Being on a policy committee means the legislator works on these issues by considering bills relevant to the policy topic. The committee “chair” , chosen by the chamber leader, oversees the discussions of these bills. Members also serve on additional special, select, joint and sub committees, which can be found here.

Budget and Fiscal Review
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Oversees Senate consideration of the annual state budget including oversight of several budget subcommittees
Energy, Utilities and Communications (Vice Chair)
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Bills relating to utilities, energy companies, alternative energy development and conservation, and communications development and technology.
Environmental Quality (Vice Chair)
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Bills relating to environmental quality, air quality, water quality, climate change, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), waste management, pesticides, and hazardous materials.
Governance and Finance
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Bills pertaining to state and local government revenue mechanisms, taxes, and land use and development. The committee works to restructure state and local government responsibility so that funding sources align with program authority and service delivery.
Natural Resources and Water
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Bills relating to conservation and management of public resources, fish and wildlife, regulation of oil, mining, geothermal development, acid deposition, wetlands and lakes, global atmospheric effects, ocean and bay pollution, forestry practices, recreation, parks and historical resources.
Transportation
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Bills relating to vehicles, aircraft, and vessels; to the Department of Transportation and the Department of Motor Vehicles; to waterways, harbors, highways, public transportation systems, and airports.

How special interest groups rate this legislator

Special interest groups are organizations that advocate on behalf of shared interests, such as protecting the environment. Many interest groups rate politicians on how well their voting records agree with each group's goals. See a selection of these ratings for this legislator. Methodology →

39%
2021
American Civil Liberties Union
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The ACLU has major chapters in Northern California and Southern California and advocates on criminal justice, free speech and other issues.
93%
2022
California Chamber of Commerce
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The California Chamber of Commerce includes an advocacy arm for employers. It says it has more than 14,000 members representing a quarter of the state’s private sector workforce, and it issues an annual “job killer” list of bills.
10%
2021
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
9%
2021
California Labor Federation
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The California Labor Federation is an umbrella organization for more than 1,200 labor unions representing 2.1 million workers in manufacturing, retail, construction, hospitality, public sector, health care, entertainment and other industries.
20%
2022
California Teachers Association
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The California Teachers Association is a labor organization representing teachers and other employees at K-12 schools and community colleges. With 310,000 members, it is the largest affiliate of the National Education Association.
4%
2021
Courage California
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Courage California is a progressive advocacy organization seeking policy change on issues including equity, representative democracy and institutional corruption.
38%
2021
Equality California
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Equality California says it has more than 900,000 members and is the largest statewide organization of its kind. It advocates for equal rights and other issues of concern to the LGBTQ community.
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2022
Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association
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The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association advocates for limited taxation and for the “economical, equitable and efficient use of taxpayer dollars.” It was founded by Howard and Estelle Jarvis, who championed Proposition 13 in 1978, California’s landmark property tax limit.
20%
2022
Sierra Club
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The Sierra Club has 13 chapters with more than 400,000 members in California and advocates on environmental and climate change issues.

Senate District 1 demographics

Senate District 1 map
R

Safe Republican district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
29%
47%
GOP
42%
24%
No party
19%
23%

Census data on race/ethnicity, household income, age, poverty rate, and education level will be provided when available.

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Most recent election

2020 General
R

Brian Dahle (Incumbent)

Republican
59.7%
D

Pamela Dawn Swartz

Democratic
40.3%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Newsom campaigned on building 3.5 million homes. He hasn't gotten even close

By Manuela Tobias, October 31, 2022

Cracking down on wage theft

By Ben Christopher, October 24, 2022

In big California campaigns, no room for debate

By Ben Christopher, September 14, 2022

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