Brian Maryott Named to NRCC’s Young Gun “Contender” List

“Contender” status solidifies Maryott as a top candidate to watch in 2020

(Carlsbad, CA) – This week, Brian Maryott was one of 35 candidates to be named to the NRCC’s Young Gun “Contender” list, the second tier of the 2020 Young Guns program.

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy released the following statement along with the announcement:

“These hardworking candidates have proven their ability to run strong, competitive campaign operations. We’re going to ensure these contenders are victorious in November by forcing their Democratic opponents to own their party’s radical socialist agenda.”

The NRCC’s Young Guns program requires candidates to work towards specific goals and meet benchmarks throughout the election cycle to ensure their campaigns remain competitive, well-funded and communicative within their districts. Contender candidates have completed stringent program metrics and are on the path to developing a mature and competitive campaign operation.

“I’m proud that the hard work and momentum our campaign is building in all corners of the 49th District is being recognized by the NRCC. I’m committed to winning this race in November to return our district to commonsense governance, not the partisan whims of Mike Levin and his socialist allies,” said Maryott.

California’s 49th District encompasses portions of both northern San Diego County and southern Orange County. The district covers the coastal cities of Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, and Del Mar. The inland portion of the district contains Rancho Santa Fe, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Mission Viejo.

Maryott is a Certified Financial Planner who spent most of his career helping families save for a rainy day, send their kids to college and retire with dignity. As the Mayor of San Juan Capistrano, he has a proven record of reform and a history of working with people from all walks of life to get results.

CA-49 is a swing district with a Cook PVI of R+1 and a R+3 voter registration advantage. To learn more about Maryott and his campaign, please visit