California Strategies Announces New Partners In San Diego And Sacramento

CALIFORNIA STRATEGIES ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERS IN SAN DIEGO AND SACRAMENTO   Ricardo Martinez expands the Environmental Justice and Procurement Practices in Sacramento; Marshall Anderson will grow the Land Use and Campaign Practices in San Diego SACRAMENTO – California Strategies, the state’s preeminent government relations, public affairs and campaign consultancies, today announced that Ricardo Martinez and […]

Jim Brulte in New Republic

Kevin understood how to connect on a member level, but he also understood how to connect on a personal level. And it was a sight to behold,” said Jim Brulte, who served as Republican leader in the state Senate while McCarthy was in the Assembly. Before McCarthy even got to Congress, Brulte told conservative commentator […]

Jim Brulte Featured in today’s Los Angeles Times Editorial

“But then Rowley sat down with Dustin Corcoran, CEO of the California Medical Assn., which was preparing to oppose the initiative. During a series of private meetings facilitated by former Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner and former Republican state Senate leader Jim Brulte, Rowley and Corcoran crafted a compromise that will gradually raise the amount patients […]

Jim Brulte in the Los Angeles Times

“Jim Brulte, former chairman of the California Republican Party, said that in the fight to finish in the top two in the primary and challenge Newsom in November, the competition between the challengers “is Brian Dahle’s to lose.” Along with his financial advantage, Dahle already represents close to 1 million Californians in the Legislature and […]


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 3, 2022 Contact: Michael Bustamante (916) 425-0839   MARYBEL BATJER JOINS CALIFORNIA STRATEGIES  National public policy expert will provide clients with strategic counsel on Energy, Environment, Gaming and Government Agencies SACRAMENTO – California Strategies, the state’s preeminent government relations, public affairs and campaign consultancies, proudly announced today that Marybel Batjer is […]

Jim Brulte – CNN

Former Republican leader in the CA State Senate describes the early political career of Kevin McCarthy who now aspires to be the next Speaker of the House.

John Withers Leads Orange County’s Water Future

Our Partner, John Withers, who serves as Board Chairman of The Orange County Sanitation District, works to invest resources that will enhance and protect a large portion Orange County’s water supply.

Winston Hickox Featured in The San Jose Mercury News

By WINSTON HICKOX and JIM BOYD | PUBLISHED: November 19, 2021 at 5:15 a.m. | UPDATED: November 19, 2021 at 5:17 a.m. California’s climate, energy and political leaders have all reached the same conclusion — California is losing its leadership on climate change. As Speaker of the State Assembly Anthony Rendon put it, “I don’t […]

How to Get Started in Politics

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Matt Klink co-hosts University of Southern California event titled, “How to get started in politics” with West Hollywood City Councilmember John Erickson.

Former Assemblymember Jim Cunneen from California Strategies, LLC provides strategic insight on how to modify the recall process in California

Both Democrats and Republicans on Thursday said they are open to tweaking California’s 108-year-old recall laws, but they’re far from consensus on what those changes should look like. Lawmakers gathered on Thursday for the first formal discussion of the state’s recall process following Gov. Gavin Newsom’s victory against a recall campaign last month. Democrats are […]


Friends, Family and Colleagues took time this last Sunday at Graceada Park to pay tribute to our beloved Carol Whiteside.  Her lasting legacy was shared by many who recalled fond stories that brought laughter and warm memories.  She was widely respected as the most important voice in the Central Valley.  Her life touched so many […]

Leslie Rodriguez has joined the Board of Directors to the Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

We’re proud to announce Leslie Rodriguez has joined the Board of Directors to the Child Advocates of Silicon Valley #community #philanthropy #leadership “We are excited to welcome Leslie Rodriguez to our #BoardofDirectors! She brings extensive experience in public affairs and policy that will be a tremendous asset to our agency as we continue our efforts to make […]


SACRAMENTO, CA – California Strategies, LLC, one of the Golden State’s preeminent public affairs and lobbying firms has tapped veteran strategist Camden McEfee and longtime legislative advocate Jim Lites to lead California Strategies successful consulting businesses. McEfee will serve as California Strategies’ Managing Partner and Lites will serve as the firm’s Vice Chair. McEfee succeeds […]

Matt Klink featured in Newsweek

From Newsweek: “It’s highly unlikely that the 45 Republicans in the Senate who voted to dismiss the case before the trial started would change their tune and vote to convict. Matt Klink, a Republican strategist, told Newsweek that Senator Pat Leahy, who voted to convict Trump in 2020, presiding over the proceedings creates optics that “aren’t […]

Numbers to keep in mind for 2022  – LA Daily News Article by Matt Klink

“Mark Twain famously said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” “With Joe Biden’s election and Democrats narrowly holding the House, they’re hoping that 2022 has no connection — in harmony, meter, measure or other literary device — with 1994 and 2010. Why are these numbers important? In 2022, President Joe Biden’s first mid-term […]

3rd Initiative Scorecard

California Strategies and Forward Observer are pleased to present the fourth edition of the California Initiative Editorial Scorecard.  

California Strategies’ veteran political strategists Michael Bustamante and former Chair of the Californian Republican Party, Jim Brulte provide insight into the Republican National Convention in the San Francisco Chronicle

“Forced to flee from North Carolina and Florida because of concerns about the coronavirus, the nearly audience-free Republican National Convention has taken some time to get used to for the faithful in California. “It was a little odd at first, even though I knew what to expect after the Democratic convention,” said Matt Cunningham, a […]

Cynthia Guerrero, a partner at California Strategies LLC, works to pave the way for Latinas in Tech – Silicon Valley Business Journal

Today, Cynthia was finally officially honored by the Silicon Valley Business Journal with the prestigious Latino Business Leadership Awards during an online awards ceremony. “As a Latina in the financial-services sector two decades ago, Cynthia Guerrero was merely unusual. As a partner for advocacy and lobbying firm California Strategies, she is now indispensable. Having generated […]

The Case for Military Housing

“Honored to work with the Hayward Score which helps Military families upgrade the health status of homes for our proud service members – ALL AT NO COST TO THE FAMILIES! visit their website to learn more at” – David Armanasco. Hayward 3-5-19

Rusty Areias Community Garden Opened

Congratulations To Rusty Areias for this recognition! This dedication is for your important and pivotal role, while the Director of the California State Parks, to fund the purchase of this 300 acre farm to establish the Martial Cottle Park.

Joanne Kozberg recently featured in the Sacramento Bee

Read More: The Sacramento Bee Consolidation is sorely needed for some government services, including early childhood services, said Joanne Kozberg, a veteran of government reorganization efforts under past governors who served as former Gov. Pete Wilson’s secretary of State and Consumer Services. “There are different revenue streams, rules and regulations; I don’t know that […]

California Strategies Jim Brulte provides political insight at the 2020 Vision: Inside the Presidential Campaign hosted by @USCPolFuture

California Strategies Jim Brulte provides political insight at the 2020 Vision: Inside the Presidential Campaign hosted by @USCPolFuture “This panel will examine how California’s earlier primary will impact the Democratic race. Featuring: -Hon. James Brulte – Former CA State Senator and Assemblyman; Former Chairman, California Republican Party -Bill Carrick – Strategist for Sen. Dianne Feinstein, […]