Brian Dahle

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Brian Dahle
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Minority leader of the California State Assembly
Assumed office
September 16, 2017
Preceded by Chad Mayes
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 1st district
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by new district
Personal details
Born (1965-09-20) September 20, 1965 (age 52)
Redding, California
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Bieber, California
Alma mater Big Valley High School
Occupation Farmer
Website Assembly website

Brian Dahle (born September 20, 1965) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Republican representing the 1st district, encompassing the Shasta Cascade region and the northern Sierra Nevada. Prior to being elected to the state Assembly, he was a Lassen County supervisor for 12 years, he was first elected to the Assembly in 2012[1], and re-elected in 2014[2] and 2016.[3]


Dahle is a third-generation farmer, business owner, and four term Lassen County Supervisor.[4]

Brian's family history dates back to the original homestead farm in the 1930s in the Tule Lake area of Siskiyou County, the present Lassen County farm was purchased in the 1940s by Brian's grandparents and has remained in the family since that time. When his parents retired, Brian and his wife Megan purchased the farm, which now operates over 2,000 acres.[4][5]

In addition, Brian and Megan Dahle operate and manage Big Valley Seed.[5][6]

Elected to the Lassen County Board of Supervisors in 1996, Brian has helped ensure that budget is balanced and that County is completely debt free. Lassen is one of just a handful of Counties without any debt.[5][6]

Brian has taken a leadership role in helping strengthen rural counties, he is the past Chair and current board member for the Regional Council of Rural Counties, where he has been a leading defender of the North State's private property and water rights.[5][6]

Brian has earned other leadership opportunities, including:

• Past president, Western Interstate Region (National Association of Counties, NACO)

• Chair, Energy Environment Land Use Committee (NACO)

• Chair, California Housing & Finance Corporation

• Chair, National Housing & Finance Corporation

• Circle of Service Award (California State Association of Counties)

• Dale Sowards Award, public service award from Western Interstate Region (NACO)[5][6]

Current Committee membership[edit]

• Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials – Vice Chair

• Utilities and Commerce – Member

• Insurance – Member

• Business and Professions – Member

• Aging and Long Term care – Member

• Second Extraordinary Session Public Health and Developmental Services – Memberref name="NC League of Municipitalities"/>

Caucus membership[edit]

Assembly Republican Caucus

Legislative Outdoor Sporting Caucus

Legislative Rural Caucus

2014 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 1st State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Dahle (incumbent) 65,466 69.5
Democratic Brigham Sawyer Smith 28,688 30.5
Total votes 94,154 100.0
General election
Republican Brian Dahle (incumbent) 104,103 70.2
Democratic Brigham Sawyer Smith 44,119 29.8
Total votes 148,222 100.0
Republican hold

2016 California State Assembly[edit]

California's 1st State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Brian Dahle (incumbent) 103,500 99.6
Libertarian Donn Coenen (write-in) 446 0.4
Total votes 103,946 100.0
General election
Republican Brian Dahle (incumbent) 148,657 73.8
Libertarian Donn Coenen 52,871 26.2
Total votes 201,528 100.0
Republican hold


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  4. ^ a b "Candidates endorsed by Farm Bureau". Ag Alert. October 17, 2012. Retrieved September 30, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Brian (Brian) D. Dahle (R-SH01)". NC League of Municipitalities. NC League of Municipitalities. Retrieved September 30, 2016. 
  6. ^ a b c d "NACo, WIR presents public service award to Lassen County Supervisor Brian Dahle" (PDF). National Association of Counties. May 22, 2012. Retrieved September 30, 2016. 

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