Jane (Jane) Nelson (R-SS12)
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Capitol: 512.463.0112
FAX: 512.463.0923
District: 817.424.3446
Room 1E.5 Capitol Station 1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701

District Office:
1100 Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
Elected: 1992    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: J. Michael Nelson (Mike)   DOB: 10/5/1951
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Select Committee on the Future of College Sports in Texas
MemberSenate Select Committee on Ports
MemberSenate Committee on Finance
Counties Representing
Denton / Tarrant


Occupation- Businesswoman, former teacher Education- University of North Texas, B.S.

Legislative Experience- Senate Member- 1993 - present Hometown- Flower Mound Party- Republican Senator Jane Nelson is a businesswoman and former teacher who served two terms on the State Board of Education. The first woman in Texas legislative history to chair a standing budget-writing committee, she is serving her 4th session as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. She also serves as Co-Chair of the Texas Privacy Protection Advisory Council and is a member of the State Affairs Committee as well as the Legislative Budget Board. Senator Nelson championed over $8 billion in tax relief; passed more than 30 pieces of legislation combatting sexual assault and domestic violence; and established a peer-to-peer mental health intervention program for veterans. She also created the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, which has funded more than 5 million cancer prevention services. Before becoming the Senate's chief budget writer, she was the longest-serving chair of the Health and Human Services Committee. In that capacity, she led efforts to expand women's health; protect endangered children; and improve care for seniors and Texans with disabilities. Senator Nelson is the highest ranking Republican in the Senate.