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 Tuesday, I had the honor of attending the 2019 Texas Inauguration. In the words of Governor Abbott, “And together, we will keep Texas the greatest state in America.” God bless Texas! ... See MoreSee Less

On Tuesday, I had the honor of attending the 2019 Texas Inauguration. In the words of Governor Abbott, “And together, we will keep Texas the greatest state in America.” God bless Texas!

 

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United we stand!

Yes Indeed , I Love Texas.

Senator I know you will not let us down!

Yes, we have a great State in part because of leaders like you.

A great state should have property tax relief (not reform) constitutional carry, and freedom of choice for where our kids and grandkids go to school.

Amen to our Governor.

Thank you Senator for all you do, and yesiree we will keep Texas the greatest state in America! (Please have your staff check to see if this photo has been altered, there is a large black man on the left, that looks like he has been added.)

Thank You and God Bless All Of You.

Thank you.

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Congratulations Governor Abbott and Lieutenant Governor Patrick. Looking forward to a productive and successful session!

 

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Can’t wait to meet with you in February with Leadership Jacksonville group!

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Happy New Year! During this legislative session, as a way to help you keep up with important issues, I will be writing this column once a week to share things I hope are of interest to you which are happening at your Texas Capitol each week:

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Happy New Year! During this legislative session, as a way to help you keep up with important issues, I will be writing this column once a week to shar...

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The TX Sunset Commission held its last meeting to make recommendations for reforming state agencies. We voted on recommendations for agencies including the TABC & State Office of Risk Management. These bills which must be passed this session for these agencies to be continued.

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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.