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Riverside County, CA June 3, 2008 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Brian Nestande

Candidate for
Member of the State Assembly; District 64; Republican Party

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A Riverside county resident for nearly 15 years, Brian Nestande has established a stellar reputation in the Inland Empire as a successful businessman, proven political leader and trusted family man.

Brian Nestande and his wife Gina make their home in Palm Desert with their combined family of seven children.

A product of an active political family with roots in the California Assembly, Brian Nestande learned about successful campaigns by walking precincts for his dad during his early childhood.

His passion for politics, government and public service began after he earned his B.A degree in Political Science from California State University.

After graduating from college in 1992, Brian immediately went to work as the deputy campaign manager for the winning campaign of former Congressman Michael Huffington. After the election, he joined the congressman's staff where he served as a field representative.

Two years later, Brian managed the successful congressional campaign of Palm Springs Mayor Sonny Bono. After this victory, Brian followed the new Congressman to Washington, DC where he served as his Chief of Staff during the exciting times of the Republican Revolution and the now-famous Contract with America led by Speaker Newt Gingrich.

After the untimely passing of Sonny Bono in 1997, Nestande won again when he managed Mary Bono's successful campaign for Congress and served as her Chief of Staff from 1998 through 2000.

In 2000, he left public service and established Nestande and Associates, a public/government relations firm headquartered in Palm Desert.

Through his successful business, Nestande has served a myriad of clients providing him the opportunity to learn more about the varied business and social interests that make up the Riverside community.

By working for alternative energy companies, Brian has gained a working knowledge of how California can become a leader in developing new sources of energy. And his close work with doctors and hospitals has afforded him a unique perspective and understanding of the complexities and consequences of health care reform.

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