Curt Pringle, a land use, public relations, and government affairs consultant, with over 30 years of experience, has a passion for navigating the political process on a state and local level. With extensive depth and breadth of policy knowledge, Mr. Pringle provides strategic advice to a variety of both public and private sector clients. With eyes to see the big picture, Mr. Pringle is a trusted third party who is sought after for sound counsel and action.
Curt Pringle brings an immense amount of civic knowledge to the Curt Pringle & Associates’ diverse client base. Mr. Pringle served two terms as the directly-elected Mayor of Anaheim from 2002 until 2010. Having served in the California State Assembly from 1988-1990 and again from 1992-98, the independent California Journal rated Assemblyman Pringle as the “Best Problem Solver” and as the “Most Influential Leader” of the California State Assembly. In January 1996, in what was hailed by the Associated Press as “a victory for stability over chaos,” Assemblyman Pringle was elected Speaker of the California State Assembly where he presided until November 1996.
During his tenure in the State Assembly, Assemblyman Pringle served in a variety of roles, including as the Republican Leader, Republican Caucus Chair, chair of the Appropriations Committee, chair of the Rules Committee, and vice chair of the Budget Committee. He also served on the Insurance, Governmental Organization, Banking, Local Government, Revenue and Tax, Human Resources and Joint Legislative Budget Review Committees. Additionally, he served as a budget conferee in 1995, where he authored the 1995-1996 California State Budget.
Assemblyman Pringle was a key architect of California’s historic, bipartisan welfare reform plan in 1997, and in 1996 he authored successful legislation to provide California businesses with a five-percent tax cut.
Mr. Pringle has served on the Orange County Republican Central Committee and the California Republican Central Committee. In 1996, 2004 and 2008 he was a California Delegate to the Republican National Convention.
He also served as an appointee of the Senate Majority Leader to the National Conference on Retirement Savings and served a four-year term as a member of the Orange County Fair Board.
From 2007 to 2008, appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger, Mr. Pringle served on the Public Employee Post-Employment Benefits Commission.
Mr. Pringle joined the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors in January 2005, serving through December 2010. While serving on OCTA he served as Chair of the Transportation 2020 Committee, as a member of the Executive Committee, the State Route 91 Advisory Committee, and the Highways Committee. And in December 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger appointed Mr. Pringle to the Commission on the 21st Century Economy, where the Commission focused on revising the state’s tax structure.
Mr. Pringle served four and a half years on the California High-Speed Rail Authority, including two years as Chairman.
Formerly, Mr. Pringle served as Chairman of the Orange County Tax Payers.
He also served as a Member of the Board of Trustees of Woodbury University in Burbank, CA.
Curt Pringle served in the inaugural class of the UCI, Department of Planning, Policy & Design Distinguished Fellows Program. Additionally, he served as a Senior Fellow for the UCLA School of Public Affairs.
Mr. Pringle taught as an adjunct faculty member at Chapman University, in the Political Science Department, teaching “The Clash of State and Local Government,” and UCI School of Social Studies, where he focused on California State and Local Government.
He is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. As alumni, Mayor Pringle was highlighted in CSULB’s first Notable Alumni Brochure.
A 50 plus -year resident of the central Orange County area, Pringle and his wife, Alexis, have two adult children and three grandchildren.