Jim Brulte

Former state Sen. Jim Brulte of Rancho Cucamonga, right, receives congratulations after his election as California Republican Party chairman during the CRP convention in Sacramento in 2013.

By Seema Mehta
December 15, 2104

California GOP chairman Jim Brulte, widely credited with reviving the state Republican party’s fortunes, announced Monday that he would seek reelection to the post.

Brulte highlighted the party’s recent victories — notably blocking Democrats from having super-majorities in the state Senate and Assembly — as he announced he would seek another two-year term in a letter to the state GOP’s Board of Directors.

“We can build upon our successes this year,” he wrote. “Working together we showed what our party could achieve. We need to build upon that success … because our state, our counties and our cities are too important to leave to those who do not share our philosophy.”

Vice chairman Harmeet Dhillon, who has served as the public face of the state party, said she would also seek reelection.

“What an honor it has been to serve this party, articulate conservative principles, walk precincts, represent our party in the media, and voter by voter help persuade the electorate that we are here to stay and that we are here to serve and to help turn this state around,” she wrote on Facebook.

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