Jim Brulte


“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

As the former Minority Leader in both the California State Senate and Assembly, Jim Brulte uses his experience and knowledge of the governmental decision-making process to benefit his clients.

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.

His strategies to effect change in the regulatory, legislative and executive branch decision-making process have been invaluable to his clients seeking:

  • State government affairs program strategies
  • Environmental and regulatory compliance assistance
  • Transportation funding
  • Healthcare policy initiatives
  • Surplus state property sales
  • Education funding formula changes
  • Renewable energy policy initiatives
  • Affordable housing programs and funding
  • Local government outreach programs

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.”

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


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

Contact Jim Brulte

Inland Empire


4568 Creekside Lane
Fontana, CA


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