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Senator Jim Nielsen tapped for Republican Leadership Team

Citing his experience and familiarity of the state budget, Senator Jim Nielsen, R-Gerber, was appointed to serve as Caucus Whip by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, R-Diamond Bar.

“California continues to face many challenges,” said Sen. Jim Nielsen, who represents a portion of Nevada County. “It is imperative that Senate Republicans speak with a united voice and advocate for policies that will help improve the economy so more Californians can get back to work.”

In appointing Nielsen, Huff said, “I am honored to have Senator Nielsen on our leadership team. He will play a key role in advancing our common-sense agenda to carefully oversee the operations of state government.”

“This is the only way to assure we provide access to a quality education for our students, strengthen our economy, and increase job opportunities for all Californians,” Huff said.

The Senate Republican Caucus Whip assists fellow Republicans and advance policies that will help Californians.

Nielsen was elected to the Senate with 66 percent of the vote in last week’s special run-off election to complete the term of former State Senator Doug LaMalfa, who was elected to the United States House of Representatives.

LaMalfa’s press secretary issued a release saying the congressman will join his fellow members of the nation’s lower house in reading the U.S. Constitution aloud from the house floor on Thursday. More than 100 legislators will read different parts of the foundational document, believed to be only the second time in the nation’s history such an event has occurred.

The Union Staff

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