Nancy Collins

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Nancy Collins
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Mississippi State Senate, District 6
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 4
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedJanuary 11, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthNovember 10, 1947
Place of birthMemphis, Tennessee
ProfessionNurse; Founder of Sanctuary Hospice House
Office website
Campaign website
Nancy Adams Collins is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 6. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on January 11, 2011. The seat was vacated by Alan Nunnelee (R), who was elected to the U.S. House in the November 2, 2010, general election.


Collins' professional experience includes working a registered nurse, limited obstetrical ultrasonographer, and speech therapist; and establishing the Medical Clinic at Parkgate Pregnancy Center. She also founded Sanctuary Hospice House.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Collins served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency, Chair
Education, Vice Chair
Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, Vice Chair
Public Health and Welfare
Veterans and Military Affairs


In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Collins served on these committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency, Chair
Education, Vice Chair
PEER, Vice Chair


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Collins served on these committees:


Campaign themes

2011 special election

In a press release announcing her candidacy, Collins explained her decision to enter the race: "My reason for running comes from a life that has always embraced challenges, from an understanding of how difficult it can be raising a family, from what it is like to overcome obstacles, and from a deep desire to serve Mississippi,” Collins said. “I also know what it is to have been blessed – with advantages like a good education and the chance to learn a skill. I have been given a lot, and I want to give back."[1]

Her website also highlighted the following campaign themes:

  • Economic Growth.
  • Local Jobs.
  • Lower Taxes.



U.S. House

See also: Mississippi's 1st Congressional District special election, 2015

Collins is running in the 2016 election for the U.S. House to represent Mississippi's 1st District.[2] The general election takes place on May 12, 2015, followed by a runoff on June 2 if required.

State Senate

See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi State Senate will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election on November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[3]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Collins won re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 6. She ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. Stacy Dale Scott ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Collins defeated Scott in the general election on November 8, 2011.[4]

Mississippi State Senate, District 6 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngNancy Adams Collins Incumbent 73.8% 13,622
     Democratic Stacy Scott 26.2% 4,837
Total Votes 18,459

2011 special election

See also: State legislative special elections, 2011; Mississippi state legislative special elections, 2011

Collins defeated 5 other candidates in the January 11, 2011 special election to Mississippi State Senate District 6.[5][6][7]

Campaign donors


In 2011, Collins received $150,411 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[8]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nancy Collins's campaign in 2011
Michael, Jeff$9,250
Michael, Larry$6,100
Mississippi Coalition For Progress$4,000
Mississippi Association Of Realtors$3,000
Mississippi Physicians Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2011 $150,411
Total Votes received in 2011 13,622
Cost of each vote received $11.04


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[9]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[10]


A long-time resident of Tupelo, Collins is a 2008 recipient of a Jefferson Award for Public Service (specifically a Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Award for outstanding service benefiting a local community) for her work in founding the Sanctuary Hospice House. In 2008, she also received the Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence Award. Collins and her husband, Jim, have four children and five grandchildren.

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