Jim Brulte is a leader, both in his 14-year Senate and Assembly career and now as Chairman of the California Republican Party. He leverages this ability to effect change at the state and federal level through public and regulatory affairs strategies and issues-management campaigns.
Jim Brulte was elected Chairman of the California Republican Party on March 3, 2013. He brings more than 25 years of experience in politics and government, including 14 years in the California State Legislature, most recently as Senate Republican Leader.
During his public service he developed a national reputation as a dynamic leader and, prior to the election of Governor Schwarzenegger, was described as “arguably the most powerful elected Republican in California.”
He was 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, which wrote that “over the last 15 years, there has been no more enduring force in California Republican politics than Jim Brulte.”
Brulte is the only freshman legislator in California history to be chosen leader of his party in both the State Assembly and the State Senate.
Brulte has been working to Re-build the California Republican for the Ground Up. Under his leadership, Republicans just took control of the South Coast Air Quality Management District.