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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On April 21, 1836, Texans fought and won the Battle of San Jacinto to defend Texas independence. After this victory, Texas became fully independent from Mexico. While the battle only lasted 18 minutes, hundreds of Mexicans were killed, injured or captured while only nine Texan soldiers were killed and 26 were wounded. Let us not forget the brave men and women we have to thank for our beautiful state, as we celebrate the 182nd anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. ... See MoreSee Less

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Last night the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a crawfish boil as part of the 2018 Navigating the Neches legislative tour. I want to thank my friends and colleagues, Senator Eddie Lucio and Chief Nim Kidd of the Texas Division of Emergency Management, for making a special trip to attend. State Representative Dade Phelan and I were honored to serve as hosts for the event. We enjoyed seeing so many folks from the Orange community! ... See MoreSee Less

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On April 21, 1836, Texans fought & won the Battle of San Jacinto to defend Texas independence. Let us not forget the brave men & women we have to thank for our beautiful state, as we celebrate the 182nd anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto. #txlege #SanJacintoDay

Last night the Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a crawfish boil as part of the 2018 Navigating the Neches legislative tour. Thank you @SenatorLucio & @chiefkidd for attending. @DadePhelan & I enjoyed hosting the event & visiting w/ folks from the community! #txlege

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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.