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Brian Maienschein

D

Assembly Democrat

District 76, San Diego

Time in office

Assembly: 2012—Present

Background

Non-Profit Organization Commissioner

This legislator leads on...

Justice Issues

Campaign contributions

Assemblymember Brian Maienschein has taken at least $964,000 from the Health sector since he was elected to the legislature. That represents 15% of his total campaign contributions.

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Capitol office

Capitol Office, 1021 O Street, Suite 5640
P.O. Box 942849, Sacramento, CA 94249-0076; (916) 319-2076

District office(s)

12396 World Trade Drive, Suite 118, San Diego, CA 92128; (858) 675-0077

Biographical information

Birth Place

Independence, MO

Race/Ethnicity

White

Residence

San Diego, CA

Gender

Male

Born

May 22, 1969

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 Maienschein has taken from the various sectors since he was elected to the legislature.

Broad sector Amount Percent
Health
$964,463 $964k 15%
Party
$869,304 $869k 14%
Finance, Insurance & Real Estate
$757,760 $757k 12%
Labor
$716,587 $716k 11%
Candidate Contributions
$575,049 $575k 9%
General Business
$449,497 $449k 7%
Government Agencies/Education/Other
$250,950 $250k 4%
Communications & Electronics
$248,876 $248k 4%
Energy & Natural Resources
$215,450 $215k 3%
Ideology/Single Issue
$144,204 $144k 2%
Transportation
$119,401 $119k 2%
Construction
$87,052 $87k 1%
Agriculture
$75,450 $75k 1%
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$35,550 $35k <1%
Unitemized Contributions
$3,072 $3k <1%
Defense
$1,350 $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.

Communications and Conveyance
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Bills including emergency communication networks, broadband, telecommunications, electronic privacy, electric vehicles
Health
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Bills involving health care, health insurance, Medi-Cal and other public health care programs, mental health licensing of health and health-related professionals, and long-term health care facilities.
Judiciary (Chair)
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Bills involving family law, product liability, tort liability, Civil Code, and Evidence Code.

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 →

76%
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.
71%
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.
46%
2022
California Environmental Voters
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California Environmental Voters advocates for environmental protection and climate change mitigation. It was started in 1972.
95%
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.
100%
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.
58%
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.
100%
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.
D-
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.
100%
2022
Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
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Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California represents seven affiliates that run more than 100 health centers serving more than 750,000 patients a year. It advocates on sexual and reproductive health care and education, and access to health care, including abortion.
30%
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.

Assembly District 76 demographics

Assembly District 76 map
D

Safe Democratic district

Next election: 2024

How to read these charts

District
State

Voter registration

Dem
38%
47%
GOP
31%
24%
No party
25%
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

2022 General
D

Brian Maienschein (Incumbent)

Democratic
51.6%
R

Kristie Bruce-Lane

Republican
48.4%

CalMatters coverage about this legislator

Interactive: How diverse is the California Legislature?

By Elizabeth Castillo, Ben Christopher, John Osborn D'Agostino, Orlando Mayorquin, and Matt Levin, January 11, 2021

Vote update: How big was Bernie's win and the California primary's loss?

By Ben Christopher, April 7, 2020

Republican tug-of-war: Election raises a familiar GOP dilemma in California

By Ben Christopher, March 13, 2020

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