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Brian Setencich


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CA Blue Book 2000
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-08-1994 Republican AD-30 35940 Win
11-05-1996 Write-in AD-30 26968 Loss

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 29, 1962 in Fresno, CA
Married: Kimberly

Previous: Public Relations Representative, Valley Children's Hospital
1991-1994: Member, Fresno City Council
1993: Candidate for Mayor of Fresno (Lost) 
1995: [Majority] Speaker Pro Tem, California State Assembly
1995-1996: Speaker, California State Assembly
1996: Candidate for Assembly Speaker (Lost; 37 to 40)
1996: Primary Candidate for AD-30 (Lost)*
1996-2004: Special Assistant to the Mayor for Emergency Communications, City of San Francisco

  • An incumbent who lost their party primary (in 1996)
  • In 1994, Setencich was the first Fresno City Councilmember to successfully run for higher office.
  • Setencich was the first freshman legislator to serve as Speaker of the Assembly since Thomas J. White
  • In 2000, Setencich was convicted of tax evasion (understating his 1996 income by $19,301) as part of the Operation Rezone sting (payoffs for favorable land-use decisions) and was sentenced to seven months in a halfway house and two years probation.
  • His Federal Bureau of Prisons Register number was 59788-097 and he was released on 02-18-2001.