Senator Nelson's Capitol Digest

November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, Senate District 12!

From the Nelson family to yours, please accept our warmest Thanksgiving greetings.  There are so many reasons for which to be thankful this year, starting with our military and their families -- whose sacrifices allow us to live in freedom.  We are truly blessed to live in the best state of the greatest nation on earth, and I am deeply grateful for the honor of representing you in the Texas Senate.  Happy Thanksgiving!
-Senator Jane Nelson

Senator Nelson recognized for public service in Tarrant County

The Northeast Tarrant Chamber of Commerce this month named Senator Nelson the recipient of its annual Excalibur Award.  "It is an honor to be given this distinction," said Senator Nelson.  "Now more than ever, it is important that we show our support for the business community.  I want to thank the Northeast Tarrant Chamber for its work to showcase our excellent businesses."

Texas Law is Tough on Child Abuse

Read Senator Nelson's latest op-ed article, explaining how Texas law would apply to the tragic child abuse investigation involving Pennsylvania State University.  As chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, she has worked to strengthen state laws to protect children.  "We can never assume someone else will step up.  We must always remember to choose to be a hero for a child in need.  Because there may be no one else who will," said Senator Nelson. Her complete op-ed on this issue is available at

National GOPAC Board Announces Senator Nelson will serve on Advisory Board

This week, Senator Nelson was named a member of the 2012 Legislative Leader Advisory Board for GOPAC, an organization working to educate and elect Republican leaders.  "I am honored to serve with this national organization and am highly motivated to advance our shared priorities of fiscal responsibility and limited government, especially as we enter a critical election season that will determine how we confront the serious challenges facing our nation," Senator Nelson said.  The Board, which includes legislators from 16 states, will play a vital role in shaping the next generation of Republican candidates.