About Senator Nichols

Representing the citizens of Texas State Senate District 3

First elected to the Texas Senate in 2006, 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, Business and Commerce, Criminal Justice, and Local Government Committees, and the Select Committee on Redistricting. He is a member of the Texas Judicial Selection Commission, the Legislative Audit Committee and a former Vice-Chair of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

During his seven 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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Today we commemorate the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a pivotal day in history. On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor those we have lost and pay tribute to our heroes who continue to serve. ... See MoreSee Less

Today we commemorate the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a pivotal day in history. On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor those we have lost and pay tribute to our heroes who continue to serve.

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God Bless & RIP

I remember the news even though I was only eight. You never forget

Remember!!!

RIP

Last week on my tour of Jefferson County, I met with Texas Department of Transportation district engineer Martin Gonzales. It has been an honor to serve as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and I look forward to continuing to work on transportation issues for the state. ... See MoreSee Less

Last week on my tour of Jefferson County, I met with Texas Department of Transportation district engineer Martin Gonzales. It has been an honor to serve as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and I look forward to continuing to work on transportation issues for the state.

I had a great time speaking at the Texas Electric Cooperative Annual Managers Meeting. Co-ops serve an integral role in their communities and I appreciate the opportunity to discuss the impacts of key legislation on co-ops from the 87th legislative session. ... See MoreSee Less

I had a great time speaking at the Texas Electric Cooperative Annual Managers Meeting. Co-ops serve an integral role in their communities and I appreciate the opportunity to discuss the impacts of key legislation on co-ops from the 87th legislative session.

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Dressing up in a suit and tie and letting us all know how much you enjoy visiting various groups and running for office. What a deal, know what? Love to see you author legislation eliminating our immoral and excessive property taxes and backing freedom here in Texas. Otherwise stay home.

Not much of a diverse group….they probably didn’t ask you any hard issues to justify your voting record

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Today we commemorate the 80th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a pivotal day in history. On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, we honor those we have lost and pay tribute to our heroes who continue to serve. #PearlHarbor

Last week on my tour of Jefferson County, I met with @TxDOT district engineer Martin Gonzales. It has been an honor to serve as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and I look forward to continuing to work on transportation issues for the state. #txlege

I had a great time speaking at the Texas Electric Cooperative Annual Managers Meeting. Co-ops serve an integral role in their communities and I appreciate the opportunity to discuss the impacts of key legislation on co-ops from the 87th legislative session. #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 and father who shares our conservative East Texas values. Sen. Nichols cares deeply about Texas and our country.