Brian Dahle Biography

Brian Dahle is an American politician and industrial farmer who has served in the California State Senate as a member of the 1st district since 2019. Prior to that, he served in the California State Assembly as a member of the 1st District from 2012 to 2019.

Brian Dahle has held a number of political positions in the past and now, he is the Republican nominee in the forthcoming California gubernatorial election and was placed second in a non-partisan primary election winning 17.5% of the votes.

Here is a brief biography of Brian Dwain Dahle who is running for election as Governor of California and will be on the ballot in the upcoming general election.

Full NameBrian Dwain Dahle
Age57 years old
PartyRepublican Party
HometownRedding, California
ProfessionPolitician & Farmer

Brian Dahle Early Life and Education

Brian was born on 20th September 1965, in Redding California, and grew up in Lassen county. Brian Dwain Dahle comes from the descendants of a Tule Lake homesteader.

His Grandfather is a World War I veteran, who through a lottery during the great depression won a Farm at Bieber. Both his father and Grandfather were farmers on the family farm at Bieber.

Brian grew up in a poor environment, with an alcoholic father, who couldn’t care for the family. He attended Big Valley High School in Bieber where he graduated well, with the hope to go to college but couldn’t because of financial difficulties. He then decided to go into farming, but instead of generating enough money to continue he lost a lot and became a debtor.

Since farming wasn’t working out and he needed to pay off his debt, Brian took up different jobs, including a job at Lumber Mill, the Hydroelectricity plant, a gold mine, and even construction before he gained a little stability and started a seed business.

He still owns the seed business but now at a much bigger scale. He is married to Megan Dahle with three beautiful children. She now holds his former position at the State Assembly.

Brian Dahle Political Career

Brian decided to join politics and was elected into the Lassen County Board of Supervisors in 1996, and later reelected to represent district 4 in 2000, 2004, and 2008. During his time, he served as chairman of the board, and left his position in November 2012, to take up a seat in the Assembly the following week.

Brian was elected into the Assembly to represent the 1st District in 2012 and was reelected in 2014, 2016  and also in 2018. During this, he was a member of various committees and served as Vice Chairman of the Assembly Environmental and Toxic Materials Committee, the Natural Resources Committee, and also the Revenue and Taxation Committee.

In terms of Assembly, he was well known for writing bipartisan bills under Gov. Jerry Brown. He was elected minority leader by his fellow Republicans in August 2017 and served until November 2018.

He soon resigned and left the Assembly in June 2019 after winning a position in the California State Senate, due to the resignation of former seat occupant Ted Gaines. His wife Megan Dahle was elected to replace him.

Brian is now the Republican nominee for the 2022 California gubernatorial elections and will debate incumbent governor Gavin Newsom in October.

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