Respected for his leadership, experience and public service, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) was sworn-in for a new four-year term in the State Senate. Senator Nielsen won the November election with 57 percent of the vote.
“Representing the citizens of the Fourth Senate District is an honor and a privilege of a lifetime,” said Senator Nielsen (R-Tehama), who is serving his final term in the State Senate. “On their behalf, I will continue to keep a watchful eye on the state budget and how taxpayers’ monies are spent.”
Senator Nielsen added, “Today is a special day for me and the people of the North State. Students from schools in the Town of Paradise are returning to classrooms throughout Butte County for the first time since the Camp Fire forever changed their lives. It is a new beginning for us; the rebuilding of a great North State community.”
The Senate Rules Committee appointed Senator Nielsen to serve as Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Fiscal Review and on the subcommittee to select the new Legislative Analyst.
Senator Nielsen grew up on a small farm in the San Joaquin Valley and graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business. After college, Jim worked as a ranch foreman and operated the family cattle, field and row-crop ranch. He served for nearly 17 years as Chairman and member of the California Board of Prison Terms, the state’s parole authority.
Elected to the State Senate in January 2013, Senator Nielsen proudly represents the citizens of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba Counties.