A proven leader who works across party lines, Brian Maienschein brings a record of getting things done for San Diego.
Brian grew up in San Diego County and has been a leading voice for our region, fighting for safe communities, defending Planned Parenthood, addressing health care needs, supporting small businesses, expanding workers’ rights, and protecting our environment. Brian has secured millions of dollars in funding for San Diego to improve local parks, expand health services, support community patrols and renovate senior centers.
Brian attended law school in San Diego, graduating from Cal Western School of Law. He worked as a law clerk in San Diego Superior Court on the criminal court and mental health calendars before entering private practice. Brian is a law school professor, teaching election law at University of San Diego.
As Chair of the California State Assembly Judiciary Committee, Brian oversaw the creation of state laws that guide our judicial system. He wrote landmark legislation that transformed California’s conservatorship system to protect individuals with disabilities and help those with mental health issues and substance use disorders get treatment. In 2023, he won tougher prison sentences for sex trafficking crimes against children and worked with the Attorney General on laws to protect consumers.
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