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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 4

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Bryan Pritchard

Winemaker/Business Owner
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • The economy. Lowering the cost of living and creating jobs.
  • Climate change. Combating forest fires, the single biggest polluting events in California, and ensuring an adequate water supply.
  • Education. Improve reading, writing, and math skills of our youth to give them a higher standard of living.



Profession:Winemaker, Small Business Owner, Father of 3.
Senior Brand Manager, Boich Family Cellar (2020–current)
National Sales Manager, Reynolds Family Winery (2018–2020)
Sales And Marketing Specialist, Epic Wines & Spirits (2016–2018)
Sommeiler, Bistro 222 (2013–2016)


Central Michigan University Bachelor of Arts, Finance (2007)

Questions & Answers

Questions from League of Women Voters of California (4)

What programs, proposals, projects, or legislation would you support to meet the water needs of all Californians?
Answer from Bryan Pritchard:

California has not built a new resevouir in over 40 years, and it has not expanded resevoir capacity significantly during that time either, despite a bond with funding dedicated to that purpose. If elected, I will sponsor legislation to build new resevoirs and expand resevoir capacity. I will also sponsor legislation to provide county and local governments with funds to invest in water reuse technology, which will help California's farmers supply the world with food, and work to change water allocation rules to favor farmers and everyday Californians, rather than special interests.

Describe what proposal(s) you would support to alleviate the shortage of affordable housing for middle and low income people in California?
Answer from Bryan Pritchard:

The biggest obsticale to District 4's housing shortage is overregulation and permitting. California's regulatory and permitting process requires builders to get more building permits than are reasonably neccessary for saftey, and the process to get them can be lengthy. If elected, I will sponsor legislation to restrict the number and type of reuglations and permits that are required for building housing. 

What programs or strategies would you suggest to meet the educational needs of young, low-income Californians?
Answer from Bryan Pritchard:

California has the 50th ranked literacy rate in the country, at 76.9%. With some of the highest per-pupil educational spending in the country, this isn't just a matter of money, but of policy. When elected, I will work to change curriculum to place more emphasis on reading, writing, and math. and provide extra-curricular support to students. 


College has rapidly grown more expensive. The biggest reason is that universities are hiring more and more administrators. Some universities now have more employees than students. The best way to make college more affordable is to cut wasteful spending in our higher education system. I will sponsor legislation that improves oversight on public university hiring, and force universities to justify and seek approval for new administrative hiring.

To reach a goal of carbon neutrality by 2045, as set forth in a 2018 executive order what, if any, proposals, plans or legislation would you support?  Please be specific.
Answer from Bryan Pritchard:

Forest fires are the single largest pollution emmitting events in California. When elected, I will sponsor legislation that invests in fuel reduction in our forests, clearing away dead brush that makes wildfires more severe and frequent. 

I will also support legislation that invests in sustainable energy sources that work towards reducing emissions while improving the integrity of our currently unreliable power grid.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $71,940

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

Employees of Caymus Vineyards
Megan Dahle For Assembly 2022
Employees of Jelly Belly Candy Company
Employees of AMPL Wine
Employees of cuneo properties

More information about contributions

By State:

California 94.12%
Florida 2.75%
Ohio 1.73%
Montana 0.47%
Other 0.94%

By Size:

Large contributions (88.61%)
Small contributions (11.39%)

By Type:

From organizations (6.07%)
From individuals (93.93%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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