About Senator Nichols

Representing the citizens of Texas State Senate District 3

First elected to the Texas Senate in 2007, Robert Nichols represents 19 counties including the greater part of East Texas and Montgomery County.

In the Texas Senate, Nichols currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. Senator Nichols also serves on the Finance, Administration, and Business and Commerce Committees. He is a member of the Legislative Audit Committee and is serving his second term on the Sunset Advisory Commission. Nichols was named President Pro Tempore by his colleagues in the Texas Senate at the end of the 85th Legislative Session.

During his six sessions as a state senator, Nichols authored and passed legislation to protect landowners’ rights, increase educational opportunities in East Texas and reform transportation policies. He has also worked to reduce Medicaid fraud, and promote free-market principles. He was designated as a Top Legislator by Texas Insider, a Champion of Free Enterprise by the Texas Association of Business, a Courageous Conservative by the Texas Conservative Coalition, and a Top 10 Best Legislator for the 85th Legislative Session by Texas Monthly Magazine.

Before running for Senate, Nichols served as transportation commissioner for eight years where he established a reputation for increasing efficiency without compromising quality.

Nichols is a businessman from Jacksonville, Texas. In his hometown he served on city council, was elected mayor, built four successful manufacturing facilities, earned 32 U.S. patents and 128 foreign patents, as well as creating more than 900 jobs for East Texas families.

Working his way through college by selling fireworks and ironing clothes for other students, Nichols earned a bachelor’s degree from Lamar University in 1968. He married his high school sweetheart, Donna, and they are the proud parents of three children: Brittney, Joshua, and Collynn’rae. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville.

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I'm pleased to announce substantial funding to rebuild and renovate Rusk State Hospital. The state has given approval for $9 million in architectural and planning at Rusk. State Rep. Travis Clardy and I worked very hard to secure this significant allocation. We recognize the significant need for improved mental health funding and how it is important to invest in our state hospital infrastructure. ... See MoreSee Less

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ICYMI: Last week, Representative Travis Clardy and I joined the Nacogdoches Republican Women for their monthly meeting. I provided a review of the 85th Legislative session. It was an honor to attend! ... See MoreSee Less

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I'm pleased to announce substantial funding to rebuild & renovate Rusk State Hospital. Rep. Clardy & I worked hard to secure this significant allocation. We recognize the need for improved mental health funding & how it's important to invest in our state hospital infrastructure.

#ICYMI Last week, Representative Clardy & I joined the Nacogdoches Republican Women for their monthly meeting. I provided a review of the 85th Legislative session. It was an honor to attend! @travisfortexas

Last week, I had the privilege of touring the @NaranjoMuseum in Lufkin with museum curator Charlie Grumbles, museum founder Dr. Neal Naranjo and Museum Board President Layne Thompson. Thank you for having me! https://t.co/pG0BChAoUJ

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CONTACT

Phone: (903) 586-1200
Fax: (903) 586-7877
Email: info@nicholsforsenate.com

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2347
Jacksonville, Texas 75766

Physical Address:
214 East Commerce Street
Jacksonville, Texas 75766

MEET ROBERT NICHOLS

Texas Sen. Robert Nichols is a devoted husband andĀ father who shares our conservative East Texas values. Sen. NicholsĀ cares deeply about Texas and our country.