For Immediate Release
January 27, 2022
RED BLUFF, CA – Today, California State Senator Jim Nielsen, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review and one of the authors of Proposition 2, which created the state’s Rainy-Day Fund for fiscal emergencies, endorsed Lanhee Chen for California State Controller.
“Californians need a State Controller who will be a watchdog, not a rubber stamp on the hundreds of billions of dollars our state spends each year,” said Nielsen.
“Lanhee Chen will be a tireless fiscal advocate for all Californians. Importantly for our state’s future needs, he will make sure that the money allocated for everything from water infrastructure to wildfire prevention is actually spent as we are told it will be.” \
Nielsen continued, “I believe Lanhee is someone we can trust to keep a watchful eye over our tax dollars and state spending. I am proud to endorse him and look forward to helping him get his message out across California.”
A successful farmer and rancher, Senator Jim Nielsen grew up on a small farm in the San Joaquin Valley and graduated from Fresno State with a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Business. After college, Jim worked as a ranch foreman and operated the family cattle, field and row-crop ranch. He later founded a company that utilized rice hulls and rice straw for fuel. Elected to the State Senate in January 2013, Senator Nielsen proudly represents the citizens of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties.
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