Jane Nelson

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Jane Nelson
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Texas State Senate, District 12
Incumbent
In office
1993 - Present
Term ends
January 10, 2017
Years in position 21
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$7,200/year
Per diem$150/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1992
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusinesswoman
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Jane Nelson has been a Republican member of the Texas State Senate representing District 12 since 1993.

Nelson graduated with a B.S. in education from The University of North Texas in 1972 and also did post-graduate work at Southern Methodist University from 1973 to 1975.

In addition to being a senator, Nelson was a community education instructor from 1980 to 1989 and also served as teacher from 1973 to 1978. Prior to her position in the state senate, she was also on the State Board of Education from 1988 to 1992.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Nelson served on the following committees:

Texas Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance
Health & Human Services, Chair
Nominations

2010-2011

Nelson served on the following Texas Senate committees:

2009-2010

Elections

2012

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2012

Nelson ran in the 2012 election for Texas State Senate, District 12. Nelson ran unopposed in the May 29 primary election and defeated John A. Betz, Jr. (L) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

Texas State Senate, District 12, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJane Nelson Incumbent 83.4% 203,988
     Libertarian John Betz, Jr. 16.6% 40,570
Total Votes 244,558

2010

See also: Texas State Senate elections, 2010

Nelson won re-election to the 12th District Seat in 2010, defeating Libertarian candidate Mark Frohman in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3]

Texas State Senate, District 12
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jane Nelson (R) 148,592 86.14%
Mark Frohman (L) 23,894 13.85%

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Nelson won re-election to the 12th District Seat in the Texas State Senate, defeating opponents Dwight B. Fullingim (D) and Morgan Ware (L).[4]

Nelson raised $764,145 for her campign while Fullingim raised $245 and Ware raised $0.[5]

Texas State Senate, District 12 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jane Nelson (R) 109,513 63.98%
Dwight B. Fullingim (D) 55,380 32.35%
Morgan Ware (L) 6,273 3.66%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

Nelson raised a total of $677,298 in 2010. Below are Nelson's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2010 election:[6]

Contributor 2010 total
Perry, Bob J. $22,500
Texas Medical Association $20,000
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $10,000
Texas Pharmacy Association $10,000
Texas Association of Realtors $10,000

2006

In 2006, a year in which Nelson was up for re-election, she collected $764,145 in donations. [7]

Her four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Medical Association $25,000
Texas Association of Mortgage Attorneys $15,000
Texas Association of Realtors $11,500
Richard Strauss $10,000

2002

In 2002, a year in which Nelson was up for re-election, she collected $531,950 in donations. [8]

Her four largest contributors in 2002 were:

Donor Amount
Texas Dental Association $22,500
Leiniger, James R. and Cecilia $10,000
Knox, Lynn and Jack $7,000
Five separate donors each contributing: $5,000

Scorecards

Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

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."[9] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.

2011

Jane Nelson received a grade of B+ on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

  • 2011 Taxpayer Advocate. Nelson was named a "2011 Taxpayer Advocate," which is "An award presented to by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to legislators based on their strong rating on the most recent Fiscal Responsibility Index."[10]

Awards

  • Public Policy Leadership Award (2011), Texas Network of Youth Services [11]

Personal

Nelson was born on October 5, 1951 in Hamilton, Oh. She and her husband, J. Michael, have five children.

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Texas Senate District 12
1993-present
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