Brian Nestande Passes At 60

A former member of the California General Assembly has passed away in Palm Desert.


Brian Nestande was 60.


Brian represented the desert for 6 years in the Legislature.


Prior to being in elected office, Brian managed Palm Springs Mayor Sonny Bono’s successful run for Congress 30 years ago.


Brian also worked as Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack when she served in Congress.


Brian Nestande is survived by his wife Gina, a son and a daughter and extended family.



Assemblyman Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert, speaking in the California General Assembly in 2011.
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) file photo
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