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.”