Brian L. Maryott[1] (born January 11, 1963) is an American politician who is currently serving as Mayor of San Juan Capistrano, California and City Councilman representing San Juan Capistrano's 5th district. On March 5th, 2019, Maryott launched his campaign for the 2020 election in California's 49th congressional district.[2]

Brian Maryott
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Personal details
Born (1963-01-11) January 11, 1963 (age 57)
Western Massachusetts, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Michele Maryott
EducationAmerican International College (BA)
Pepperdine University
WebsiteCampaign website

Early years and educationEdit

Born in Western Massachusetts,[1] Maryott moved to California with his wife over 20 years ago. Maryott graduated from the American International College in Springfield, Mass. with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.[3] He is currently attending Pepperdine University to earn a M.A. in Psychology.[3]

Finance careerEdit

Maryott worked in the investment banking and finance sectors for over 25 years and is a Certified Financial Planner. He most recently served as Regional Brokerage Manager and Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Advisors in Newport Beach, CA.[4] Maryott retired from his position at Wells Fargo in January 2018.[5]

Political careerEdit

Massachusetts State LegislatureEdit

Maryott's involvement in politics began shortly after he graduated from college. Maryott became a staffer for the Massachusetts State Legislature and served as a state representative's Chief of Staff for four years.[4]

San Juan Capistrano City CouncilEdit

In November 2016, Maryott was elected to the position of City Councilman for San Juan Capistrano's 5th district. During his tenure, Maryott has served on the Board of the Transportation Corridor Agency, the Orange County Library Advisory Board, and the Ocean Feasibility Study.[6] Maryott was a member of the city's Trails and Equestrian Commission.[1] In addition, he currently serves as Mayor and has served as Mayor Pro Tem of San Juan Capistrano.[1]

California's 49th Congressional DistrictEdit

Maryott ran for U.S. Representative in California's 49th congressional district during its 2018 "jungle primary." He received 5,496 votes, losing to Diane Harkey (R) and Mike Levin] (D).[7] On March 5th, 2019, Maryott announced he would run for U.S. Congress in California's 49th district in 2020.[2]

Political positionsEdit


Maryott has described the U.S.'s current immigration system as "chaotic and disingenuous."[5] He is in favor of an immigration system that "factors skill set, family, and past contributions into a qualifying formula for work permits and future citizenship."[8] He supports President Trump's desire to build a wall on the Southern Border of the United States as a matter of national security.[8]


Maryott is concerned about the negative impacts of climate change but says that efforts to address it must "balance the needs of all the major economies – ours included."[9] He has also spoken out against the federal gas tax due to its economic implications, arguing that it is a "regressive tax, most affecting the poorest families."[8]

Economic issuesEdit

As Mayor of San Juan Capistrano, Maryott opposes the current city sales tax system, citing its negative effect on the town's auto dealership industry.[10] Maryott supported the Luxury Hotel Transient Occupancy Tax, which incentivizes hotel developers and owners to maintain four and five star establishments (according to the Forbes Travel Guide) in order to be eligible for a tax break. He voted in favor of the tax while on the City Council, and it is now in effect. [10]

Gun policyEdit

Maryott describes himself as a "staunch supporter of the 2nd amendment" and thinks gun regulation "should be addressed at the state level."[8]


Maryott describes healthcare as being the "single most pressing domestic issue and my top domestic priority." He is critical of the current U.S. healthcare system and sees it as only a temporary solution. He believes in a single payer solution for those who cannot afford healthcare and a different path for those who want to return to the pre-Affordable Care Act system.[8]

Foreign policyEdit

Maryott thinks that the U.S. should retain a strong presence on the world stage and "maintain its status as the world’s sole superpower" with a strong military.[8]

President Donald TrumpEdit

Maryott has stated that he "is looking to appeal to Trump loyalists." He concedes Trump's crass edges, but believes it "is the big picture that matters, not what you see in the media."[11] At the April 19th, 2018 North County Roundtable, Maryott said he thought Trump had worked to keep America in the lead, praising the Trump-sponsored Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 and the current robust job market.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Maryott and his wife, Michele, have three children.


  1. ^ a b c d San Juan Capistrano city website, retrieved March 4, 2019
  2. ^ a b Fourth Republican enters race to succeed Rep. Darrell Issa, retrieved March 4, 2019
  3. ^ a b "Brian Maryott". 2019.
  4. ^ a b An-Interview-with-Your-New-Mayor-Pro-Tem-BRIAN-MARYOTT, retrieved March 4, 2019
  5. ^ a b san-juan-capistrano-mayor-pro-tem-brian-maryott-enters-49th-district-congressional-race, archived from the original on November 8, 2018, retrieved March 4, 2019
  6. ^ san-juan-capistrano-mayor-pro-tem-brian-maryott-enters-49th-district-congressional-race, retrieved March 5, 2019
  7. ^ Ballotpedia_2018_49th_Jungle_Primary, retrieved March 5, 2019
  8. ^ a b c d e f KPBS_and_League_of_Women_Voters_Interview, retrieved March 5, 2019
  9. ^ Maryott_Postions_On_Campaign_Website, retrieved March 3, 2019
  10. ^ a b Capistrano_Dispatch_Interview, retrieved March 6, 2019
  11. ^ Long shot in crowded 49th primary betting on Trump card, retrieved March 6, 2019
  12. ^ BRIAN MARYOTT - Trump Administration - 49th Congressional District Candidate, retrieved March 6, 2019

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