JoinCalifornia: Election History for the State of California

Information Home Advanced Search Elected Offices Redistricting Elections by Decade 2016 Election
Elected Officials Longest Service Shortest Service Recalls
Political Parties Democratic Republican Am. Independent Green Libertarian Peace & Freedom No Party Preference
Legislator Databases Women in CA Politics

[search tips] [advanced search]

Searching tips

  • Enter a candidate's name to find a candidate
  • Enter the name of a political party to find the party and all candidates
  • Enter a date to find an election
  • Enter a year to find all elections within that year

Jim Brulte

Republican

Picture of Jim Brulte
capitolmuseum.ca.gov
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-06-1990 Republican AD-65 57331 Win
11-03-1992 Republican AD-63 76888 Win
11-08-1994 Republican AD-63 73208 Win
11-05-1996 Republican SD-31 143537 Win
11-07-2000 Republican SD-31 153745 Win
 

Candidate Biography:

James L. Brulte
Born: April 13, 1956 in Glen Cove, New York
Military Service: ANG

19??-1981: Staff, U.S. Senator S.I. Hayakawa
1981-1984: Staff, Republican National Committee
198?: Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs
198?: White House Advance Representative for Vice President George Bush
1992-1995: Minority Leader, California State Assembly
1994: Candidate for Assembly Speaker (Lost; 40 to 40)
1995: Candidate for Assembly Speaker (Lost; 39 to 40)
1995: Candidate for Assembly Speaker (Lost; 38 to 40)
1999-2000: Minority Caucus Chair, California State Senate
2000-2004: Minority Leader, California State Senate
2004: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2005-2006: Member, Board of Visitors to the United States Naval Academy
2008-2013: Political Affairs Chairman, New Majority CA
2008: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2008-2010: Campaign Chair, Steve Poizner for Governor 2010
2010: Early Primary Candidate for SBOE-02 (Withdrew)
2011-2013: Promoter, National Popular Vote
2013-Present: Chairman, California Republican Party [Term ends 3/2017]
2016: Delegate, Republican National Convention 
2016: Candidate for Presidential Elector for California (Lost)

  • Trump Delegate
  • PLACENAME: The UC Irvine Center for the Study of Democracy is home to the James L. Brulte Fellowship
  • PLACENAME: The James L. Brulte Senior Center is located in Rancho Cucamonga. 
  • NOTABLE HISTORY: Brulte was the only freshman legislator to serve as a party leader in both houses of the California's Legislature. (Source: Capitol Weekly
  • NOTABLE NO VOTE (Expanded Local Pension Benefits): Brulte was one of 7 State Senators (and 14 legislators overall) who voted against AB 616 (2001) by Tom Calderon, which created allowed California cities, counties and special districts to offer retirement benefit factors up to 3% at age 60. These higher benefit factors led to severe unfunded pension liabilities in a number of cities a decade later
  • LEGISLATION: Author of AB 1890 (1995) which was supposed to deregulate the energy industry, making electricity cheaper, but instead resulted in Californians payin $10.9 billion more for electricity in 2000 than in 1999. The bill was described in the LA Times (12/9/2000) as "one of the most expensive public policy miscalculations in California history."

Source: California Blue Book (2000)
Source: California Legislature Handbook (1991-92)

[Update candidate information]