About Senator Nichols

Representing the citizens of Texas State Senate District 3

First elected to the Texas Senate in 2007, Robert Nichols represents 18 counties including the greater part of East and Southeast Texas.

In the Texas Senate,  Nichols currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. Senator Nichols also serves on the Business and Commerce, Finance, Local Government, and Select Redistricting Committees. He is a member of the Legislative Audit Committee and a former Vice-Chair of the Sunset Advisory Commission.

During his nine 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, a Champion for Public Education by Raise Your Hand Texas, and a Top 10 Best Legislator for the 85th and 88th Legislative Sessions 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 Methodist Church in Jacksonville.


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Senator Robert Nichols5 hours ago
Congratulations Frankston Independent School District on receiving a National Blue Ribbon Honor! This incredible recognition reflects the hard work and dedication of our exceptional leaders, educators, and staff.
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Senator Robert Nichols2 days ago
Gold Star Mother's Day is dedicated to honoring the moms whose loved ones gave their lives in service to our nation. We extend our heartfelt gratitude and unwavering support to the mothers and families whose children made the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedoms.
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Senator Robert Nichols3 days ago
Today celebrates the time-honored traditions of hunting and fishing, cherished pastimes here in Texas. Learn more about National Hunting and Fishing Day from the Texas Parks and Wildlife:
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Senator Robert Nichols1 week ago
My statement on the impeachment trial of Attorney General Ken Paxton:
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Senator Robert Nichols1 week ago
On this day in 1787, our Founding Fathers signed the U.S. Constitution, a document that has guided our nation for over two centuries. Today, we celebrate the enduring principles of liberty, justice, and democracy that it represents.
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Senator Robert Nichols2 weeks ago
Last week at the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nathan Kidd shared valuable insights about how to be ready for any natural disaster and the proactive steps we can take to ensure the safety of our communities. Learn more about emergency preparedness:





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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.