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State of CaliforniaCandidate for Governor

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Brian Dahle

4,462,914 votes (40.8%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Affordability/Cost of Living
  • Safe Communities
  • Homelessness



Senator, 1st District, California State Senate — Elected position (2019–current)
Assemblyman, District 1, California State Assembly — Elected position (2012–2019)
Lassen County Supervisor, Lassen County Board of Supervisors — Elected position (1996–2012)


Brian Dahle has served in the California Legislature since 2012, when he was elected to represent California's 1st Assembly District.  He won a special election to the California Senate in 2019.

In the Legislature, he has worked on a bipartisan basis to promote wildfire safety and forest health, protect rural healthcare, and expand broadband availability for unserved communities, and build new water storage. He supports lower taxes and reducing the countless regulations that make living and doing business in California so expensive.

Before winning election to the Legislature, Brian served four terms on the Lassen County Board of Supervisors, was a member of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy's board.  He also served as the chair of the National Association of Counties' Western Interstate Region and of the Regional Council of Rural Counties.

He still runs his family farm and a seed and trucking business in Lassen County.

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $2,513,313

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of Mountain F. Enterprises
Employees of High Sierra Industries
Employees of Mountain F. Enterprises Inc.
Employees of Schmidbauer Lumber Inc.
Employees of Ed Staub and Sons Petroleum

More information about contributions

By State:

California 96.72%
Oregon 1.12%
Arizona 0.62%
Florida 0.50%
Other 1.05%

By Size:

Large contributions (95.45%)
Small contributions (4.55%)

By Type:

From organizations (25.94%)
From individuals (74.06%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

The basic functions of government --- public safety, education, roads --- are vital to society and must be done well.  But our state government has taken on far more than it can effectively manage and we're all suffering under the bureaucracy that has created.  

Decisions should be made as close as possible to the people affected.  I believe in local control and the importance of our local govenments, including counties and school districts whose leaders are elected by their communities.

Taxes should be lower.  It is the people's money, and when the state government is running an enormous supplus as it is now, we should be cutting taxes and letting Californians keep their money for their own families.

I believe in accountability for crime.  For the past decade, California has been telling more and more criminals that their actions have no consequences.  This has having terrible effects on families, neighborhoods and businesses.  

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