Barbara Nash

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Barbara Nash
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Texas House of Representatives, District 93
Former Officeholder
In office
2011 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Barbara Nash is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives, representing the 93rd District from 2011 to 2013.



  • Certified Paralegal
  • Attended Texas Wesleyan University[1]

Professional Experience

  • Self-employed real estate investor[1]

Political Experience

  • Arlington City Council
  • Trinity River Authority, Utility Services Committee 2008-2009
  • Court Appointed Special Advocate for Child Advocates of Tarrant County
  • Republican National Congressional Committee
  • National Council of Women Advisors to Congress[1]

Committee assignments


Barbara Nash served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:


Nash outlined her views on a number of issues on her campaign site:

Education Excerpt:"As a life-long PTA member and a former AISD Board of Trustees member, I understand the importance of parent involvement. I also believe in increased opportunity for all children and better access to colleges and universities. While serving on the AISD Board of Trustees, I was able to give teachers a pay raise each year without having to vote to raise school property taxes."

Crime "Gang violence has increased in Arlington and District 93 and must be dealt with. I want to ensure that local and state authorities are adequately funded to meet these challenges. I greatly appreciate the law enforcement officials who work tirelessly to keep this district safe, often without the recognition they deserve."

Taxes "I do not believe that a state income tax would be beneficial to our state and I also believe that we should lower property taxes to help the average, middle-class family, who has faced the brunt of the housing market crash with lower property values.

But I see the key to lowering taxes is getting rid of wasteful programs as a means to keep the government in check.

Tax cuts help businesses to lessen the burden caused by the recession and provide more jobs for Texas' workers to truly help stimulate our Texas economy."

Border Security "I fully recognize the importance of immigration and the role it has played in shaping our culture but I also believe in a strong and enforced legal immigration policy. We need to secure our Texas border, and cut off the illegal immigration as well as the drug and human trafficking channels that are currently being exploited."

Voter ID "Voting is one of our most fundamental Constitutional rights and I believe it is something that we must hold dear and protect. As a former precinct chair and as an election judge, I firmly support a requirement to show a state issued ID to confirm your eligibility to vote."

Gas Tax "Opposing a local option gas tax - we need honesty and accountability in how our motor fuels tax is being spent and how our transportation projects are being paid for. This recession is breaking taxpayers and small business; let's not let transportation bureaucrats finish them off."[2]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Nash ran in the 2012 election for Texas House of Representatives, District 91. Nash was defeated by Matt Krause in the May 29 primary election.[3][4]

Texas House of Representatives District 93 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMatt Krause 50.7% 3,098
Barbara Nash Incumbent 37.6% 2,298
Patricia Pat Carlson 11.7% 715
Total Votes 6,111


See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Nash won election to Texas House of Representatives District 93 in 2010. She defeated Bill Burch in the March 2 Republican primary. She then defeated incumbent Democratic candidate Paula Pierson and Colin Sewards (L) in the November 2 general election.[5]

Texas House of Representatives, District 93
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Nash (R) 12,563 49.27%
Paula Pierson (D) 12,132 47.58%
Colin Sewards (L) 799 3.13%

Campaign donors


Nash raised a total of $360,475 in 2010. Below are Nash's top five campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[6]

Contributor 2010 total
Associated Republicans of Texas $84,550
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $81,152
Perry, Bob J. $22,500
Texas Republican Representative Campaign Cmte. $13,200
Perry, Doylene $10,000

Community Involvement

  • Tarrant County Youth Collaboration Board of Trustees
  • Scholarship Chair for the Ladies’ Auxiliary of the Boys & Girls Club of Arlington
  • Arlington Education Foundation Board of Directors
  • Cancer Research Foundation of North Texas as the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Congressman Joe Barton's Advisory Committee on Education and Family
  • North Central Texas Council of Government,
  • Arlington Chamber/AISD Mentor Program[1]


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[7] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Barbara Nash received a grade of C on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Paula Pierson (D)
Texas House of Representatives District 93
Succeeded by