Jane Nelson

Senator from the 12th District at Texas State Senate

Jane Nelson

Jane Nelson

Senator from the 12th District at Texas State Senate


Occupation: Businesswoman, former teacher
Education: University of North Texas, B.S.
Legislative Experience: Senate Member: 1993 - present
Hometown: Flower Mound
Party: Republican
State Senator Jane Nelson represents District 12, which includes portions of Denton and Tarrant counties. She is a businesswoman and former teacher who served two terms on the State Board of Education before joining the Texas Senate.

Senator Nelson, the first Republican woman to chair a major Senate committee, serves as Chairman of the Senate Health & Human Services, which shapes policies for the state's health care programs, protective services, the foster system, services for Texans with disabilities, public health, public hospitals and Texas' health care work force. She is the longest serving chairman of this committee in the history of the Senate.

Senator Nelson also serves on the Senate's Finance Committee; Senate Finance Subcommittee on Fiscal Matters; Senate Nominations Committee; and the Senate Open Government Committee. She is the highest ranking Republican in the Senate.

Her many legislative accomplishments include measures to dedicate lottery proceeds to education; strengthen the focus on fitness and nutrition in our schools; assist victims of domestic violence; better protect abused and displaced children; reform our medical liability laws; ensure patient privacy; establish the Denton County Transportation Authority; and create the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. In the last session, she authored SB 7, containing costs and improving efficiency in the state's health and human services programs.

Senator Nelson was listed one of the Top 10 most effective legislators this decade by Capitol Inside. Out of all 50 states, she was selected as the National Distinguished Cancer Advocate of the Year in 2005. She has been named a Fighter for Free Enterprise by Texas Association of Business; "Texas' Best Medicine" by the Texas Medical Association; Most Conservative by Young Conservatives of Texas; and a Champion for Texas Children by Texas CASA.

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Flower Mound, TX, United States

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10/1951 - Hamilton, OH, United States



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Former Vice President-Business Development at Colt Ventures Ltd.

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Member, Advisory Board at Christian Community Action

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In The News
San Antonio Express-News
February 11, 2021
Paxton scolded for $40M transfer
The Dallas Morning News
January 22, 2021
Budget proposals prioritize security at Capitol
The Dallas Morning News
January 16, 2021
Democrats’ clout takes another hit
The Dallas Morning News
January 13, 2021
A session of challenges opens
San Antonio Express-News
January 12, 2021
Forecast brighter for Texas' budget
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Mayday Manufacturing Co., Inc. manufactures precision machined components. Its products include bushings, pins, sleeves, flange flats, slots, grooves, notches, and tangs. The company was founded by Jim Nelson in 1966 and is headquartered in Denton, TX.

BS in Elementary Education
Class of 1972

The University of North Texas was founded in 1890 and is the flagship university of the UNT system, a student-centered research university. It is the state's fourth largest university and the most comprehensive university in the Dallas-Fort Worth region. UNT has about 36,000 student enrolled in 97 bachelor's, 88 master's and 40 doctoral degree programs.


The University of Texas at Arlington is a growing research powerhouse committed to life-enhancing discovery, innovative instruction, and caring community engagement. An educational leader in the heart of the thriving North Texas region, UT Arlington nurtures minds within an environment that values excellence, ingenuity, and diversity. Guided by world-class faculty members, the University’s 33,300 students represent 120 countries and pursue more than 180 bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a broad range of disciplines. UT Arlington is dedicated to producing the lifelong learners and critical thinkers our region and nation demand. More than 107,000 of the University’s 169,000 alumni live in North Texas and contribute to our annual economic impact of $12.8 billion in the region. With a growing number of campus residents, UT Arlington has become a first-choice university for students seeking a vibrant college experience. In addition to receiving a first-rate education, our students participate in a robust slate of co-curricular activities that prepare them to become the next generation of leaders.

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National PTA comprises millions of families, students, teachers, administrators, and business and community leaders devoted to the educational success of children and the promotion of parent involvement in schools. PTA is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit association that prides itself on being a powerful voice for all children, a relevant resource for families and communities, and a strong advocate for public education. Membership in PTA is open to anyone who wants to be involved and make a difference for the education, health, and welfare of children and youth.

Career History
Senator from the 12th District
1993 - Current
Boards & Committees
Member, Advisory Board


Board Member
Board Member
1988 - Prior
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Awards & Honors
Texas Association of Business - Champion for Free Enterprise
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Jane Nelson is affiliated with Texas State Senate, Christian Community Action

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