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Bill Essayli


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Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-2018 Republican AD-60 57710 Loss
11-08-2022 Republican AD-63 82613 Win

Candidate Biography:

Bilal Ali Essayli
Born: November 24, 1985 in Orange Co., CA

2008: Intern, White House Counsel's Office
2012-2014: Deputy District Attorney, Riverside County District Attorney’s Office
2014-2018: Assistant U.S. Attorney
2018-2019: Chief of Staff, San Bernardino Mayor John Valdivia
2020: Alternate Delegate, Republican National Convention

  • LAWSUIT: Essayli and Melissa Melendez were plaintiffs in the lawsuit to overturn of SB 27 (Chapt. 121, Stats of 2019) by Mike McGuire and Scott Wiener, which requires candidates for President and Governor to file their income tax returns for the 5 most recent taxable years with the Secretary of State in order to appear on a primary election ballot. On November 21, 2019, the California Supreme Court found that the law violated the State Constitution.
  • One of the first two Muslims (with Aisha Wahab) to serve in the California State Legislature (starting 12/2022)