Jim Brulte

Partner

“Our local LAFCO had initiated a process that likely would ultimately result in the elimination of our district. Jim Brulte and his California Strategies team crafted a strategy for us that resulted in LAFCO commissioners rejecting their own staff's recommendation, allowing us to continue our important work.”

- Melody McDonald, President, San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation District

Senator Jim Brulte (Ret.) is the only freshman in California history to be elected leader of his party in both the State Senate and the State Assembly.   He served in the state legislature from 1990-2004 representing the Inland Empire counties of Riverside and San Bernardino.

During his time in Sacramento, Brulte established a reputation as an expert on the California Budget and wrote comprehensive legislation to reform California’s worker’s compensation and welfare systems.  He also wrote legislation to equalize the education funding formula which supported disadvantaged rural and suburban school districts.

Senator Brulte is a highly acclaimed speaker on California politics and public policy.  He is regularly interviewed by local, national and international television, radio and newspaper outlets.  His national interviews can be seen on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, One America News as well as CBS, NBC and ABC.  He is also regularly interviewed by national television affiliates in Southern, Central and Northern California.

During his tenure as Chair of the California Republican Party, Brulte focused his party’s efforts on electing Republicans to County Boards of Supervisors, City Councils, School Boards and Special Districts.   As a principal of California Strategies, Brulte leverages these local elected official contacts to assist his clients in generating positive outcomes.

Brulte’s clients have successfully completed projects in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Kern and Orange County. 

Recently named one of the 100 most powerful people in Southern California by The Los Angeles Times and one of the top 20 “most powerful political players in California” by Capitol Weekly, Jim Brulte opened the California Strategies Inland Empire office in 2005.

Currently, a member of the Statewide Advisory Board of the Public Policy Institute of California, Brulte has served in three presidential administrations and has been appointed by two California governors to state boards. Capitol Weekly wrote that “over the last 15 years, there has been no more enduring force in California Republican politics than Jim Brulte.”

Specialties
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Strategic Regulatory Consulting
2.
Business and Government Issues Management
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Land Use Entitlement and Development Strategies
4.
Collaborative Community Outreach
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Governmental Affairs and Stakeholder Strategies

Expertise

Energy
Federal State & Local Government
Philanthropic Planning
Public Private Partnerships
Real Estate & Land Use
Strategic Communications
Career Highlights
1.
Senate Republican Leader
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Assembly Republican Leader
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Served on legislative committees including Business and Professions, Governmental Organization, Transportation, and Rules
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Listed in the Los Angeles Times Magazine as one of the most powerful people in Southern California
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Member, Board of Visitors, United States Naval Academy (Appointed by President G.W. Bush)
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Consultant to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (Reagan Administration)
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Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs (Reagan Administration)
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Served on legislative committees including; Energy, Utilities and Communications, Environmental Safety and Toxics, Budget, Governmental Organization, Transportation, Agriculture, Banking and Finance, Insurance and Rules
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Selected as "Legislator of the Year" by the California Journal

Contact Jim Brulte

Inland Empire

Address

4568 Creekside Lane
Fontana, CA
92336

Contact

Phone: 909-646-7525
Fax: 909-646-7522
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
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
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