About Cristi Nelson
Cristi Nelson was born and raised in an area of California that rewards hard work and encourages family values. She is a third generation Californian and lifelong Northern California resident.
As the daughter of a Special Agent Supervisor with the California Department of Justice, Cristi’s respect for public safety was engrained in her at birth. She has turned her admiration into dedication, and currently serves as a member of the Placer County Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue Mounted Team.
Although she commits a significant amount of time to the safety of local residents, much of Cristi’s life and vocation have been dedicated to advocating for families in the areas of finance and employment.
After graduating from Sacramento State with a degree in Criminal Justice, Cristi earned her law degree at night while working full time. Professionally, Cristi spent over a decade protecting families, business owners, and residents against lawsuits and claims that jeopardized their ability to earn a living as well as support their families. Her work helped to expedite insurance claims, save taxpayer dollars, and ensure client disputes were handled in an efficient manner.
Throughout her career, both clients and coworkers have recognized Cristi as a leader and problem solver. No matter what company or position, her hard work and common sense approach to issues have provided her with the opportunity to systematically ascend through the ranks and benefit those around her. Although fulfilling, her experience as a businesswoman in the Golden State has also been a source of frustration.
Each day, Cristi witnesses the problems associated with California’s tax-and-spend political approach to governing, and can no longer sit back and watch political decisions burden the working class and encroach or dampen the entrepreneurial spirit of a state that once had the fifth largest economy in the world.
As a Conservative Member of the Assembly, Cristi will use her experience as a taxpayer advocate and business owner to expand employment opportunities for the working class while standing up for taxpayers throughout the region. Cristi and her husband own a company based in Roseville that employs over 150 residents throughout California and along the western coast of the United States.
Cristi has been married to her husband, Rick, for 23 years, and they have a daughter, Nicole, and a son, Jake.