Nancy Adams Collins

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Nancy Adams Collins
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Mississippi State Senate District 6
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedJanuary 11, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Place of birthMemphis, TN
ProfessionNurse; Founder of Sanctuary Hospice House
Office website
Campaign website
Nancy Adams Collins is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing the 6th Senatorial District. She joined the Mississippi State Senate after winning a special election on January 11, 2011. The seat was vacated by Patrick Nunnelee (R) who was elected to the U.S. House in the November 2, 2010 general election.

Collins is a long-time resident of Tupelo, Mississippi. A nurse by profession, she founded Sanctuary Hospice House, which received congressional recognition and earned her a 2008 Jefferson Award for Public Service. She also received the Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence Award in 2008. She has served on the boards of North Mississippi Interact, Sav-a-Life, Boys and Girls Club, Tupelo Christian Women's Club, Habitat for Humanity, the Family Resource Center, and North Mississippi Medical Center's Habitat for Humanity project. She earned degrees from Itawamba Community College and the Mississippi University for Women. She is married to husband Jim and has 4 children.

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 campaign site also listed three key themes:

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

Committee assignments


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



General Election

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
     Democrat Stacy Scott 26.2% 4,837
Total Votes 18,459

Special Election

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

Adams Collins defeated 5 other candidates in the January 11, 2011 special election to Mississippi State Senate District 6.[3][4][5]

Campaign donors


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

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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. She is a registered nurse, limited obstetrical ultrasonographer, speech therapist, and established the Medical Clinic at Parkgate Pregnancy Center. She and her husband, Jim, have four children and give grandchildren.



1604 Briar Ridge Road

Tupelo, MS, 38804-5108

Phone: 662-844-1690


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