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==Election history==  
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==Elections==  
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
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Collins won re-election to the [[Mississippi State Senate|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. <ref>[http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/home/tab1/2011%20Mississippi%20House%20and%20Senate%20Candidates.pdf ''Mississippi Department of State,'' 2011 Official State Senate Candidate List]</ref>
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Collins won re-election to the [[Mississippi State Senate|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.<ref>[http://www.sos.ms.gov/links/elections/home/tab1/2011%20Mississippi%20House%20and%20Senate%20Candidates.pdf ''Mississippi Department of State,'' 2011 Official State Senate Candidate List]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
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In 2011, Collins received $150,411 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MS&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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In 2011, Collins received $150,411 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MS&y=2011&f=S&so=O#sorttable ''Follow the Money'', "2011 Campaign Contributions," accessed May 15, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Scorecards==
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{{Mississippi legislature scorecards|Begin=2011|End=2020}}
  
 
==Personal==
 
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==See also==
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*[[Mississippi State Legislature]]
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*[[Mississippi State Senate]]
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*[[Mississippi State Senate#Standing committees|Senate Committees]]
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*[[Mississippi State Legislature#Joint legislative committees|Joint Committees]]
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*[[Mississippi state legislative districts]]
  
 
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* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/senate/collins.xml Office website]
 
* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/senate/collins.xml Office website]
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* [http://openstates.org/ms/legislators/MSL000175/nancy-adams-collins/ Profile from Open States]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Collins-For-State-Senate/171801839519469?v=info Campaign Facebook page]
 
* [http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nancy-Collins-For-State-Senate/171801839519469?v=info Campaign Facebook page]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=128505 Legislative profile on Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=128505 Legislative profile on Project Vote Smart]

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Nancy Adams Collins
Nancy Adams Collins.jpg
Mississippi State Senate, District 6
Incumbent
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
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
Personal
BirthdayNovember 10, 1947
Place of birthMemphis, Tennessee
ProfessionNurse; Founder of Sanctuary Hospice House
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
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.

Biography

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.

Issues

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.

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

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

2010-2011

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010
Appropriations
Business and Financial Institutions
Environment Prot, Cons and Water Res
Ethics
Fees, Salaries and Administration
Judiciary, Division B
Universities and Colleges

Elections

2011

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.[2]

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.[3][4][5]

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Collins received $150,411 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Nancy Adams 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

Scorecards

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Legislative scorecards are used to evaluate elected public officials based on voting record. Some scorecards are created by political advocacy groups with a focus on specific issues, while others are developed by newspapers and are broad in scope. Scorecards are meant to be used as a tool for voters to have a quick picture of whether their views align with a particular legislator's record.

Because scorecards can be specific to particular issues or general to a state’s legislative term, for example, each report should be considered on its own merits. Each entity that publishes these reports uses different methodologies and definitions for the terms used.

An overview for scorecards in all 50 states can be found on this page. To contribute to the list of Texas scorecards, email suggestions to scorecards@ballotpedia.org.

Please see our writing guidelines if you would like to add results from an individual scorecard to this legislator's profile.

2014

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

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[8]

Personal

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.

Recent news

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