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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Senate Bill 12 will shore up the state's Teacher Retirement System (TRS) pension system. The state is contributing an additional $1.11 billion towards the pension fund to ensure that it remains actuarially sound. Read more about the bill here: bit.ly/2ZPZPKX ... See MoreSee Less

Senate Bill 12 will shore up the states Teacher Retirement System (TRS) pension system. The state is contributing an additional $1.11 billion towards the pension fund to ensure that it remains actuarially sound. Read more about the bill here: http://bit.ly/2ZPZPKX

Senate Bill 2 will require cities, counties and other taxing entities to receive voter approval before levying 3.5 percent more property tax revenue than the previous year. Read more about the bill here: bit.ly/2JbQdn5 ... See MoreSee Less

Senate Bill 2 will require cities, counties and other taxing entities to receive voter approval before levying 3.5 percent more property tax revenue than the previous year. Read more about the bill here: http://bit.ly/2JbQdn5

 

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I'm not seeing any relief in this bill. Taxing entities can raise taxes as long as they stay under the threshold. Nor does it do anything to curb tax appraisers increasing values which essentially is increasing our tax bill. All which is hard on a retiree fixed income.

So..3.5% increased in perpetuity, and our County Appraisals are bumped this year by 12%-300%, and the county says hands tied by Abbott. #MAGA

That's a good start. Next GET RID OF PROPERTY TAX. A person should not have to bust their ass to pay off their property to a bank or previous owner just to have to continue paying for it to the state.

You tell 'em Robert.

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SB 12 will shore up the state's Teacher Retirement System pension system. The state is contributing an additional $1.11 billion towards the pension fund to ensure that it remains actuarially sound. Read more about the bill here: https://t.co/DBQL5KuTMa #txlege

SB 2 will require cities, counties and other taxing entities to receive voter approval before levying 3.5 percent more property tax revenue than the previous year. Read more about the bill here: https://t.co/kyduLgOXyX #txlege

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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

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.