Senator Jim Nielsen Re-Elected as Senate Republican Caucus Chair

Republican Senators this week selected Senator Jim Nielsen to be their Caucus Chairman
Friday, January 13, 2017

Northstate’s veteran lawmaker – Senator Jim Nielsen – once again was unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the Republican Caucus.

“I’m honored to be selected by my colleagues to serve as Caucus Chairman during this new session of the Legislature” said Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama). "Working alongside Leader Fuller and Republican senators, we will continue to advocate for reforming California's regulatory policies that are stifling job creation and long overdue investments in critical infrastructure like new water storage and our roads - issues that will serve all the people of California."

“This leadership position also affords me the opportunity to push for issues that matter to Northstate citizens like building Sites Reservoir and fixing our roads and highways,” Senator Nielsen added.

“As a well-respected member of the California Legislature, Senator Nielsen is an accomplished legislator and a long-standing member of the Senate Republican Caucus. His re-election as Caucus Chairman will serve us well and he will do a great job,” said Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield).

Northstate residents are now well-positioned to have their voices heard as both of the region’s state lawmakers are chairs of their respective caucuses. Senator Nielsen along with Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) will help direct the policy, issues and communications for Republicans.

Given his experience, Senator Nielsen will continue to oversee the fiscal and policy operations of the Senate Republicans' professional consultants.

Elected to the State Senate in January 2013 and re-elected in 2014, Senator Nielsen represents the Fourth Senate District, which includes the counties of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba. To view his biography in its entirety, please click here.