Jacksonville, Texas (KETK) — Today, Senator Robert Nichols (R-Jacksonville) announced his bid for re-election for Texas Senate District 3.
This district covers 19 counties including the greater part of East Texas and Montgomery County.
"Serving the people of Senate District 3 is a tremendous honor," said Nichols. "I ask for their support so we can continue the work of making government smaller, more efficient and more accountable.”
Nichols was first elected in 2006 and 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, he was able to help eliminate six state agencies which saved the tax payers $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 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.
Nichols says his legislative agenda is driven by the interests of the citizens he represents. "The priorities of Senate District 3 are my priorities," said Nichols. “When people share their problems and concerns with us, we really do work to fix them.”
"I've done my best to serve the district, and I think my record speaks to the strong conservative values of the people I represent," said Nichols. "It's a privilege to ask for their vote."