Poway High School Hall of Fame inductee Brian Maienschein began his political career at Poway High School, serving as student body president in 1987. He graduated from UC Santa Barbara and California Western School of Law, where he teaches a course on Election Law. This helped prepare him for a career in public service, which began with his election to the San Diego City Council in November of 2000. In 2004, he was reelected to represent the San Diego City Council’s 5th District. During his tenure on the council, Brian preserved over 11,000 acres in the San Pasqual Valley from development, and secured the opening of State Route 56. In November of 2012 Brian was elected as Assemblyman for the 77th District. Prior to this position, he was selected as San Diego’s first Commissioner on Homelessness. This program received a Golden Watchdog Award from the San Diego County Taxpayers’ Association for its success.