94. David Pruitt
This is fundraiser/strategist David Pruitt’s first time on this list, but he is no newcomer to Capitol politics. He has over 25 years in the political arena, starting as a capitol staffer and later moving to the Los Angeles County Medical Association, and then the California Medical Association, where he spearheaded efforts to elect CMA’s preferred candidates. Ten years ago he founded David Pruitt Consulting, and has built a firm that represents a long list of powerhouse Democratic clients including: Speaker Anthony Rendon, Assembly Appropriations Chair Chris Holden, Assembly Majority Leader Eloise Gomez Reyes, Assembly Budget Chair Phil TIng, Assembly Health Committee Chair Dr. Jim Wood, Insurance Committee Chair Tom Daly, State Senator Maria Elena Durazo, the Assembly Democratic Caucus, the California Legislative Black Caucus, and the California Legislative Latino Caucus. Pruitt masterminded the finance strategy that raised $20-25 Million in each of the last two election cycles that produced a historic 60-member Assembly Democratic supermajority. His advice and fundraising prowess have helped Anthony Rendon become the longest serving Speaker since Willie Brown.