|California State Assembly District 5|
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The 5th District in the California State Assembly includes Arden Arcade, Carmichael, the City of Citrus Heights, Fair Oaks, the City of Folsom, North Highlands, McClellan Park, Orangevale, Natomas, and Sacramento in Sacramento County and Granite Bay in Placer County.
Niello was a member of the following committees:
- Banking and Finance Committee, California General Assembly (Vice Chair)
- Business and Professions Committee, California General Assembly
- Insurance Committee, California General Assembly
- Joint Legislative Budget Committee, California Legislature
- Transportation Committee, California General Assembly
Niello did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.
Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.
On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Niello ranked as an 11.
Assemblyman Niello, along with five other Republicans in the California State Legislature voted for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's solution to the state's $41 billion dollar funding gap. The six Republicans have become known as the Sacramento Six.
In 2009, Niello introduced California Assembly Bill 319. AB 319 proposes to transfer responsibility for writing the ballot titles of statewide California propositions from the California Attorney General's office to the office of the California Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO). AB 319 would also have the LAO come up with the fiscal estimates for statewide ballot propositions, rather than the current system under which the fiscal estimate is compiled jointly by the Department of Finance and the Joint Legislative Budget Committee along with an estimate by the LAO.
Niello's other sponsored legislation includes:
- AB 757 - Income taxes: education savings account
- AB 848 - Small Business Procurement and Contract Act
- AB 1133 - Gifts for voting
For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.
Niello was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 due to the term limits of the California State Assembly.
In 2008 Niello was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 5. Niello (R) finished with 101,888 votes and was followed by Dan Leahy (D) with 71,733 votes and Karen Martinez (L) with 13,790 votes. Niello raised $850,464 for her campaign fund.
|California State Assembly District 5|
|Roger Niello (R)||101,888|
|Dan Leahy (D)||71,733|
|Karen Martinez (L)||13,790|
Below are Niello's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:
|CA Dental Assoc||$8,210|
|Pechanga Band of Luiseno Mission Indians||$7,200|
|A Teichert & Son||$6,600|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$6,600|
- Roger Niello's personal website
- Official state website of Roger Niello
- Legislative profile of Roger Niello on Project Vote Smart
- Biographical profile of Roger Niello on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004
- Roger Niello on Vimeo
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Niello Issue Positions
- Capitol Weekly, "Capitol Weekly's Legislative Scorecard," December 17, 2009
- Fox and Hounds Daily, "Random Thoughts on the Political Scene," December 18, 2009
- Capitol Weekly," Downloadable 2009 Capitol Weekly State Legislative Scorecard
- Los Angeles Times, "'Sacramento Six' face conservative backlash," March 22, 2009
- Rocklin Today, "AB 319 will reduce misleading information for ballot initiatives," February 26, 2009
- California State Assembly election results
- Campaign funds
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign contributions
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