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Revision as of 05:16, 26 December 2012

Jim Nielsen
Nielsen.jpg
California State Assembly District 2
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
December 6, 2012
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$95,290.56 per year
Per diem$141.86 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
California State Senate
1978-1990
Personal
ProfessionLegislator
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jim Nielsen is a Republican member of the California State Assembly. He has represented the 2nd District since 2008.

Nielsen is a former business owner and ranch foreman. He served in the California State Senate from 1978-1990.

Nielsen is the founder of the California Alliance to Protect Private Property Rights.[1]

In 2009, Nielsen received the Patti Mattingly Award from the Regional Council for Rural Counties for displaying proactive leadership on rural issues and knowledge of challenges confronting rural communities.[2] Presented annually, the award honored Nielsen's work supporting a water bond issue and protection of water rights.[3]

Legislative scorecard

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. [4],[5]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Nielsen ranked as a 17. [6]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Nielsen has been appointed to these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Nielsen served on these committees:

Nielsen's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 726 - Transportation capital improvement projects
  • AB 1033 - California Global Warming Solutions Act
  • AB 1167 - Firearms: concealed firearm licenses

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Elections

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Nielsen is running in a special election for California State Senate District 4. He came in first against Mickey Harrington (D), Jann Reed (no party preference) and Dan Levine (no party preference) in the blanket primary on November 6, 2012. Nielsen initially looked to have won the blanket primary outright, but final returns showed him just short of the 50 percent plus one necessary to avoid a general election. Nielsen will face Harrington in the special election on January 8, 2013.[7][8][9][10]

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012 and Redistricting in California

Nielsen initially announced in August 2011 that he would seek re-election in 2012.[11] However, he did not end up running for re-election.

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Nielsen won re-election to the 2nd District Seat in 2010. He defeated Charlie Schaupp in the June 8 primary, receiving 28,178 votes to Schaupp's 22,457. He then ran unopposed in the November 2 general election.[12][13]

California House of Representatives, District 2 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jim Nielsen (R) 28,178
Charlie Schaupp (R) 22,457

2008

In 2008 Nielsen was elected to the California State Assembly District 2. Nielsen (R) finished with 118,149 votes while his opponent Paul Singh (D) finished with 62,510 votes.[14] Nielsen raised $587,381 for his campaign fund.[15]

California State Assembly District 2
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jim Nielsen (R) 118,149
Paul Singh (D) 62,510

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Nielsen raised $648,829 in contributions. [16]

His two largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Department Of Forestry Fire Fighters $11,800
California Dental Association $9,800

2008

Below are Nielsen's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[17]

Contributor 2008 total
Philip Morris $7,200
Crime Victims United Prop 34 $7,200
California Dental Assoc $7,200
Sierra Pacific Industries $7,200
Golden State Water Co $7,200

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