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Brian Nestande


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-04-2008 Republican AD-64 124414 Win
11-02-2010 Republican AD-64 75737 Win
11-06-2012 Republican AD-42 81768 Win
11-04-2014 Republican CD-36 61457 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: January 10, 1964 in Newport Beach, CA
Married: Gina (m. 2005)
Children: Four daughters and three sons
Family: Son of Bruce Nestande
Died: March 6, 2024 in Palm Desert, CA

1992: Deputy Campaign Manager, Michael Huffington for Congress
1993-1994: Field Representative, Congressman Michael Huffington
1994: Campaign Manager, Sonny Bono for Congress
1995-1997: Chief of Staff, Congressman Sonny Bono
1997: Campaign Manager, Mary Bono for Congress
1998-2000: Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Mary Bono
2010-2012: Minority Caucus Chair, California State Assembly
2015-2024: Deputy County Executive Officer, County of Riverside
2022: Early Candidate for College of the Desert Trustee (Withdrew)

  • Be Fruitful and Multiply: Nestande has seven children.
  • Bills: During his time in the Legislature, Nestande introduced 82 regular session bills, of which 14 were signed into law.
  • Gina is a member of the Palm Desert City Coucil (2016-Present) and a 2016 Delegate to the Republican National Convention and a 2020 Alternate Delegate to the Republican National Convention.

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2009-10)