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Sen. Jim Nielsen honored as Legislator of the year

State Senator Jim Nielsen was honored on Friday as Legislator of the Year by the California Special Districts Association.

Posted: Feb 10, 2020 12:12 PM

OROVILLE, Calif. - State Senator Jim Nielsen was honored on Friday, Feb. 7 as “Legislator of the Year” by the California Special Districts Association.

The award was presented Friday morning, at the Oroville River Parks and Recreation District.

Jim Nielsen was recognized for his efforts to prevent local government from being held financially responsible during PG&E power cutoffs. For authoring’s B-287 to make local governments operate more efficiently, and for the ongoing support of service-based government agencies.

Nielsen was elected to the State Senate in January 2013, he proudly represents the citizens of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties.

Nielsen was originally elected to the State Senate in 1978 and served as Republican Leader from 1983 to 1987.

In 1990, he was appointed chairman of the California Board of Prison Terms, where he served until 2007. He was elected in November 2008 to represent the North State's 2nd Assembly District in the State Legislature.

There are about 239 special districts in northern California, and more than 3,000 statewide.

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