Roger William Niello
Born: June 2, 1948 in San Francisco, CA
Married: Mary Blair*
Children: Matthew, Eric, Kevin, Lisa, and Roger "Patrick"
1995-1998: Member, Sacramento Regional Water Forum Working Group
1995: President, Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
1999-2004: Member, Sacramento County Board of Supervisors
2010: Special Primary Candidate for SD-01 (Lost; 24.6%)
2011: Proponent, Initiative 1484 [Eliminate Authority to Set Public Employee Retirement Benefits by Contract or Collective Bargaining. Initiative Constitutional Amendment.] (Failed to Qualify)
2011-2012: Governance Fellow, University of California Center Sacramento
2011-2014: President & CEO, Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
2016-2017: Director, El Dorado County Community Development Agency
- Mary Niello is a great-great-great-granddaughter of Manuel Dominguez, Delegate to the 1849 Constitutional Convention.
- NOTABLE NO VOTE (Legislative Staff Collective Bargaining): Niello was one of 3 State Senators (and 8 legislators overall) who voted against AB 1 (2023) by Tina McKinnor, which allowed California legislative staff for form unions for collective bargaining.
- QUOTABLE: "I predict taxes that will be imposed on marijuana will rise to a level that will actually support the sustainability of the illegal market." (Twitter, 11/6/2017)
- QUOTABLE: "When one begins to discriminate on the application of a tax based upon the virtue or efficacy of the targeted activity one enters into a never ending debate into what to include and exclude." (Twitter, 5/12/2019)
Source: California Legislature Handbook (2005-06)