Sacramento, Calif. – Air Force Sergeant and candidate for California’s sixth congressional district Tamika Hamilton today announced she has received the endorsement of long-time State Senator Jim Nielsen.
“As an Air Force Sergeant and mother, Tamika has a clear passion for protecting our communities, especially our children, and ensuring victims of crime are supported,” said Nielsen. “She will be a just and compassionate voice in Washington on criminal justice issues and will make an excellent representative. She has my full support.”
Re-elected to the State Senate in 2013, Nielsen serves as Vice Chair of the powerful Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. Prior to his re-election to the Senate, Nielsen was appointed as Chairman of the California Board of Prison Terms, a position he held from 1992 to 2007.
Nielsen is also one of the authors of California’s landmark Victims’ Bill of Rights and Marsy’s law. He represents parts of Sacramento County, including Rancho Cordova and Antelope, that overlap with California’s newly drawn sixth congressional district.
“Senator Nielsen has done so much to promote public safety and advocate for efficient and responsible government,” said Hamilton. “It’s great to have a fighter like him in my corner.”
For more information about the Tamika Hamilton for Congress campaign, contact Jaivon Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org or 323-327-5260.