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Red Hill Country Club
8358 Red Hill Country Club Drive
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
ABOUT SENATOR JIM BRULTE (ret.), California Republican Party Chair
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.
ABOUT HENRY NICKEL, Candidate, 40th Assembly District
Henry Gomez Nickel serves as Mayor Pro Tempore for the City of San Bernardino. Elected as a reformer in a 2014 special election following the city’s 2012 bankruptcy filing, Henry continues to support law enforcement, fiscal discipline and accountability in a city historically plagued by crime, poverty and political dysfunction. Henry won a resounding reelection victory in 2015. As a City Council Member, Henry worked faithfully to help bring San Bernardino out of bankruptcy in 2017. Henry championed sound fiscal management, increased law enforcement capacity, new housing and commercial development, ethical political conduct, contracted city services, the passage of a new city charter, performance improvement measures, greater community engagement, and a new professional corporate culture within the city’s government.
Henry serves on the League of California Cities’ Transportation, Communication and Public Works Policy Committee tasked with reviewing state and federal legislation related to transportation funding, construction, public works, telecommunications and related areas. He recognizes government must live within its means, promote policies that create ongoing prosperity, justify each tax dollar spent and remain accountable to constituents. Doing so ensures that necessary and valuable government services remain readily available for residents and businesses now and into the future. These guiding leadership and management principles derive from Henry’s extensive experience as an entrepreneur, educator and public servant.
Henry founded Atlas Industries International 20 years ago while attending college. His business provided public relations services to local enterprise, public agencies and elected officials. His two decade career includes service within the US Treasury Department in Washington DC and more than eight years as a regional transportation analyst. He also served as an educator within the area’s local school districts. He currently works for the San Bernardino County Economic and Workforce Development Department and is a member of Teamsters Local 1932.
Henry was born and raised in the 40th District. He earned his undergraduate degree in communication, legal institutions, economics and government from American University in Washington, DC. He went on to study law and earned a graduate degree in National Security Studies from California State University San Bernardino with a focus on American National Security, intelligence analysis and terrorism.
Henry dedicates himself to actively engaging within the community through regular constituent meetings to discuss every city council agenda. He volunteers with various local organizations including his neighborhood association. He served six years as a county appointed representative to the Inland Empire HIV Planning Council, two of those years as chair of the organization. He is a homeowner and married with two small dogs, Liddy and Sissy.
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