Nancy Adams Collins
|Nancy Adams Collins|
|Mississippi State Senate District 6|
|2011 - Present|
|January 3, 2016|
|Years in position||3|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||January 11, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|Place of birth||Memphis, TN|
|Profession||Nurse; Founder of Sanctuary Hospice House|
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.
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."
Her campaign site also listed three key themes:
- Economic Growth.
- Local Jobs.
- Lower Taxes.
In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Collins served on these committees:
- Appropriations Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Business and Financial Institutions Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Environment Prot, Cons and Water Res Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Ethics Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Fees, Salaries and Administration Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Judiciary, Division B Committee, Mississippi Senate
- Universities and Colleges Committee, Mississippi Senate
- 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. 
|Mississippi State Senate, District 6 General Election, 2011|
|Republican||Nancy Adams Collins Incumbent||73.8%||13,622|
In 2011, Collins received $150,411 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Nancy Adams Collins's campaign in 2011|
|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
- Campaign Website
- Campaign Facebook Profile
- Legislative profile on Project Vote Smart
- Biography on Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Site, "Collins Announces Candidacy for Mississippi Senate," November 22, 2010
- Mississippi Department of State, 2011 Official State Senate Candidate List
- Mississippi Secretary of State, "Jan 11 special election qualifying list," updated December 10, 2010
- Clarion-Ledger, "Runoff for Mississippi highway post set" January 12, 2011
- Laurel Leader-Call, "Republican Collins sworn in to Mississippi Senate" January 15, 2011
- Follow the Money - 2011 contributions