Senator James Brulte Named CSU Legislator of the Year

The California State University system and the CSU Alumni Council will honor Senator James Brulte, a Cal Poly Pomona alumni, with the CSU Legislator of the Year Award for his role forwarding higher education.

CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed will present the award on Feb. 20, during CSU Alumni Legislative Day at the Sacramento Convention Center.

Brulte, a San Bernardino area legislator, has been a strong supporter of education. As the party's lead negotiator on the budget, Brulte has been a leader in education funding in areas such as school construction, class-size reduction, and education technology.

Brulte also served as a key Republican leader in the bipartisan effort that became the landmark expansion of the Cal Grant financial aid program.

"Brulte has continually shown strong support for the California State University, and has been an advocate for college-bound students," said Chancellor Reed. "We are pleased to present him with this well-deserved award."

This is the second year in a row that Brulte received the CSU Legislator of the Year Award.

CSU Alumni Legislative Day is an annual activity of the CSU in Sacramento. Delegations from the 23 CSU campuses visit legislators in their offices to discuss higher education issues. This year's key issues are the need for a multi-year K-12/Higher Education bond measure and support for the 2002-03 California State University budget.

If approved, the bond measure will provide each segment of higher education with at least $330 million annually to build new facilities and retrofit existing facilities. This is critical to the universities ability to accommodate the 13,000 additional students expected to enter the CSU system annually throughout the decade.


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Last Updated: 19 February 2002

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