53. Cynthia Bryant
Cynthia Bryant, the executive director of the California Republican Party, has her work cut out for her. The party always needs funds, and Bryant helps with that. She deals with the local GOP committees in counties and cities across the state. She is in charge of the party’s infrastructure and day-to-day operations. As one Republican familiar with the state GOP put it, “her job is to make sure the trains run on time.” Her GOP chops are strong: She headed the Office of Planning and Research for three years during the Schwarzenegger administration, temporarily ran the Department of Finance, handled policy for the Senate Republican Caucus and worked at Russo Marsh Rogers for 13 years as an account executive and vice president. She also was a senior vice president at the Charter Schools Association.
Updated Aug. 9, 2o16