Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Nielsen named the GOP caucus whip

State Sen. Jim Nielsen has been given a post in his chamber's Republican leadership, his office announced today.

From Nielsen:
Citing his experience and vast knowledge of the state budget, Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) was appointed to serve as Caucus Whip by Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar).

“California continues to face many challenges,” said Sen. Jim Nielsen. “It is imperative that Senate Republicans speak with a united voice and advocate for policies that will help improve the economy so more Californians can get back to work.”

In his appointment of Nielsen, Huff said, “I am honored to have Senator Nielsen on our leadership team. He will play a key role in advancing our common-sense agenda to carefully oversee the operations of state government.”

Huff added, “This is the only way to assure we provide access to a quality education for our students, strengthen our economy, and increase job opportunities for all Californians.”

The Senate Republican Caucus Whip assists fellow Republicans and advance policies that will help Californians.

Nielsen was elected to the Senate with 66% of the vote in last week’s special run-off election to complete the term of former State Senator Doug LaMalfa, who was elected to the United States House of Representatives.

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