Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) was re-elected to serve as Texas Senator for District 3. The district covers 19 counties including the greater part of East Texas and Montgomery County.

“Serving the people of Senate District 3 has been the greatest honor of my life and I am grateful the voters have entrusted me with the opportunity to serve four more years. Thank you to all of those who have supported me,” said Nichols.

Nichols, first elected in 2006, has a strong conservative record focused on limited government and representing the district’s interests.  He authored and passed legislation to reduce government spending, protect landowners, encourage free-markets and reduce fraud. During his time with the Sunset Advisory Committee, they eliminated six state agencies which saved the taxpayers $161.9 million. In his seven years in office Nichols has stayed faithful to the ‘Texas Taxpayer Protection Pledge’, which opposes any and all efforts to increase taxes.

Nichols was named Chair of the Senate Transportation Committee during the 83rd Legislative Session, and is widely respected as one of the state’s experts on transportation policy and for preserving local control of Texas roads.

Nichols said his work in the Legislature is driven by the interests of those he represents. “The priorities of Senate District 3 are my priorities,’ said Nichols. “ I look forward to continuing to work towards a smaller government that is efficient and accountable.”  

Nichols is recognized as one of Texas’ most effective and hardest-working legislators.  The Texas Association of Business named him a “Champion of Free Enterprise” in 2013 for his work towards promoting a better business climate.  He was also named a “Champion for Children” by the Equity Center for his work to improve the school finance system.