Assemblymember jim Nielsen

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  3. Assemblyman Jim Nielsen was joined by public safety leaders and families of crime victims, speaking against AB 109, the Public Safety Realignment, during a press conference at the State Capitol, Monday, October 8, 2012.

    Every speaker advocated for the immediate repeal of the failed Realignment experiment, which has victimized hundreds of individuals since its implementation a year ago.

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  4. Assemblyman Jim Nielsen speaks up against Assembly Bill 2676 (Calderon), which passed off the Assembly Floor August 30, 2012. This bill would impose upon farmers new regulations, punishable by imprisonment in county jail for up to six months and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

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  5. Nielsen advocated for the importance of a two thirds vote over a simple majority, and opposed authorizing cities, counties, and special districts to lower the required vote threshold from two thirds to a simple majority vote, for a parcel tax.

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Assemblymember jim Nielsen

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Accomplishment has been a hallmark of Jim Nielsen's career.

Jim was raised on a small farm in the San Joaquin Valley, and he graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business.

After college, Jim Nielsen first worked…


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Accomplishment has been a hallmark of Jim Nielsen's career.

Jim was raised on a small farm in the San Joaquin Valley, and he graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Business.

After college, Jim Nielsen first worked as a ranch foreman; then founded a company that utilized rice hulls and rice straw for fuel; and, eventually operated his own cattle ranch.

In 1978, Jim Nielsen was elected from the North State to his first of three terms in the State Senate, where he served as Senate Republican Leader from 1983-1987.

In the Senate, Jim quickly established himself as a tough-on-crime conservative who championed the cause for lower taxes. Nielsen also authored legislation to promote welfare reform and reduce welfare fraud, including the renowned GAIN program, and he authored and coauthored bills to promote agricultural exports.

After leaving the Senate, Nielsen continued his leadership on conservative issues, including service as Chairman of the Board of Prison Terms where he established a tough record of keeping hardened criminals behind bars.

Jim is married to Marilyn; has two daughters, Prima and Brandi; three sons, Jim, Adam and Bryan; and one granddaughter, Logan.

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