(Sacramento) - Earlier this month, Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) welcomed his 2010-2011 Assembly Fellow Steve Dixon as his 3rd Assembly Fellow to serve as a full time legislative aide in his capitol office. Founded in 1957, the Assembly Fellowship program is one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious legislative fellowship programs. Dixon will serve as an Assembly Fellow in Nielsen's capitol office until September of this year.
Dixon was born in Sacramento and raised in McKinleyville, California. He graduated from Humboldt State University in May 2010, majoring in Economics with a Communications minor. Dixon is currently working on his Master's Degree in Economics at Sacramento State University. He is a past president and CEO of the California State Student Association as well as a member on the Humboldt State debate team. Dixon previously served on the Humboldt County Republican Central Committee and from 1998-2000 he served as Chairman.
Most recently, Dixon was selected by Gov. Schwarzenegger to serve on the California State University Student Board of Trustees, where he will actively participate in the policy development of the 435,000 student university. As an owner/operator of a Public Affairs Firm from 1992-2004, Dixon brings outside business experience to Nielsen's capitol office.
Assemblyman Nielsen said of Steve Dixon, "I am honored to have such a qualified individual serve as a member of my team," said Nielsen, "Steve will be a valuable asset to this office with his professional experience in both the academic setting as well as the working world."