Jim Nielsen was elected in November 2008 to represent the North State's 2nd Assembly District in
the State Legislature. In January 2013, he was elected to represent the 4th District in the State Senate.
He was re-elected to office in November 2014. A strong fiscal conservative and expert on fiscal
policy, Jim Nielsen was named the lead Republican on state budget issues. He had previously served
the North State as a member of the Assembly and as Senate Republican Leader.
Jim Nielsen's extensive record of leadership and public service makes him one of California's most
recognized government reform advocates. Nielsen has proposed hundreds of specific reforms to
reform state government regulations and reduce out-of-control state spending. Jim is married to
Marilyn and has two daughters, 3 sons, and 3 grandchildren.
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