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Jim Brulte served 14 years in the California State Legislature, most recently as Senate Republican Leader, before leaving office to join California Strategies. During that time 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 appointed by President Bush to serve as a Member of the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy. He was also appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger as a member of the Performance Review Committee.

Brulte joined California Strategies in 2004 as a partner and heads the Inland Empire office, the region where he grew up and later represented in the Legislature. During his tenure in office, Brulte focused his efforts on education, regulatory reform, crime reduction and common-sense legislation to improve California’s business climate. His measures to reform the workers’ compensation and welfare systems have saved billions of dollars for both California taxpayers and California’s business community.

In addition to his political expertise, Brulte is also an expert on fiscal issues and was the GOP’s lead negotiator for California’s 80+ billion dollar budget negotiations.

Brulte graduated with a B.A. from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. In 1974, Brulte joined the California Air National Guard where he was later honored as “Outstanding Airman of the Year” for the United States and its territories.

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