It is no wonder that Brian Maienschein, Assemblyman for the 77th District, is dedicated to making San Diego an even better place to live – his roots in the community run deep. He moved to Poway when he was seven years old and attended Chaparral Elementary School, Twin Peaks Middle School and Poway High School. “San Diego has so much to offer – beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, so many different things to do on a daily basis and great people. There is nowhere else I’d rather live,” stated Maienschein, whose daughters currently attend school in the Poway Unified School District. Maienschein received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and then returned to San Diego to earn his law degree from California Western School of Law.
In 2000, Maienschein was elected to the San Diego City Council. He became known to many in the district for his quick response to the Cedar and Witch Creek wildfires that swept through the community during his tenure. After his second term on the City Council, Maienschein became San Diego’s first Commissioner on Homelessness, a position he held for four years. According to Maienschein, he has always felt strongly about serving his community and giving back to his hometown. “To be able to represent my classmates, neighbors and friends is an honor that I never take for granted,” revealed Maienschein.
Now that he is halfway through his first term as an assemblyman, Maienschein is even more committed to ensuring that issues such as community safety, education and economic growth are at the forefront of state politics. “I work hard to focus on the issues that are important to my constituents, as well on common ground issues that that can improve the lives of all Californians,” said Maienschein. He is particularly pleased that his legislation allowing background checks for coaches of youth sports leagues has passed. Maienschein is also passionate about creating and passing meaningful legislation that makes a significant impact on issues such as mental health and homelessness.
Although Maienschein is proud of his professional achievements, he feels that his daughters, Taylin and Brenna, are his most rewarding accomplishments. He coaches their soccer teams, and the three of them can often be seen out and about. “We’re an active family, and we love spending time outdoors, either having picnics at one of the local lakes or running around playing soccer at the park,” related Maienschein.[box title=”About Brian” color=”#70a45b”]
Name: Brian Maienschein
Profession: California State Assemblymember
Family: Father of two daughters, Taylin and Brenna Maienschein
Hobbies: Spending time with my daughters, reading and sports