Cynthia Bryant is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for the California Republican Party. She began her career working on campaigns around the country, with a wide variety of responsibilities from media placement, press secretary, and direct mail strategy. After receiving a J.D. from U.C. Hastings College of the Law, she worked in the State Capitol serving as legal counsel to the Assembly Republican Caucus and Senate Republican Policy Director. She joined the Schwarzenegger administration as Chief Deputy Legislative Affairs Secretary and held a variety of positions concluding with a 27-day tenure as Schwarzenegger’s final Director of Finance.