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Jim Nielsen


Senate Republican

District 4

Time in office

Assembly: 2008-2012

Senate: 1978-1990, 2013-2022


Rancher / Independent Businessman


Legislator is no longer in office. This page is for archival purposes. It reflects the last district this legislator represented when they were in office.

Biographical information

Birth Place

Fresno, CA






July 31, 1944

Identifies as


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CalMatters coverage about this legislator

T-minus 3 days for California lawmakers

By Emily Hoeven, August 29, 2022

Lawmakers OK budget, despite 'crappy' parts

By Emily Hoeven, June 30, 2022

Controversy over Asian American education embroils Capitol

By Emily Hoeven, June 23, 2022

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