About Sen. Nichols - Robert Nichols for Senate

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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We passed #SB1, the Senate budget: $11B+ #TxEd support, $8B mental health support, ≈$20M increase child mental health programs, & $25B+ highway improvements. The budget is a reflection of our priorities.

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My Five Cents - Robert Nichols for Senate

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Community members gathered to honor the many heroes who worked diligently during #WinterStormUri to help our communities. I want to add my deep appreciation for all linemen, plumbers, first responders, & city/county workers who stepped up during the storm.

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Honoring unsung heroes for work during February storm

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In the Texas Senate, we passed #SB5, a bill I authored to expand broadband internet access across Texas. SB5 creates a system to bring internet access to rural communities with affordability measures to expand access in all areas, urban & rural. #txlege

Broadband expansion bill passes in Texas Senate — how it could help both rural & urban areas

Texas is one step closer to expanding broadband access after Senate Bill 5 unanimously passed on the Texas Senate floor Wednesday.


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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


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.