The Senate Republican Caucus elected Senator Shannon Grove (R-Bakersfield) as their leader. Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) issued the following statement:
“Congratulations to Senator Grove for being elected to lead our Senate Republican Caucus.
“I am confident she will do a tremendous job in this important, new role. Notably, Shannon is the first woman veteran elected to the California Legislature. She has distinguished herself as a leader for her constituents.
“Senator Grove is a capable successor to our outgoing leader – Senator Bates.
“Senator Bates has done an outstanding job as leader. I thank her for her hard work and dedication to the people of California. The people of the 36th Senate District are well served by her representation in the state capital.”
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Elected to the State Senate in January 2013, Senator Nielsen represents the Fourth Senate District, which includes the counties of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba. To contact Senator Jim Nielsen, please call him at 916-651-4004, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him @CASenatorJim.