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Senator Jane Nelson: District 12
Senator Jane Nelson
P.O. Box 12068, State Capitol
Austin, Texas 78711
Tel. (512) 463-0112
News Release
February 3, 2015
Contact: Megan Hanson

AUSTIN – Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, today received the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Small Business (NFIB). The award is the association's highest honor, and is given to lawmakers whose work reflects support and advocacy for the small business community.

"As a small business owner who grew our family business from humble beginnings to a company with over 300 employees, it is a great honor to receive this award," said Senator Nelson. "I want to thank the National Federation of Small Businesses not only for this recognition, but for all of the work they do on behalf of Texas businesses, and I look forward to working with them this session to make our state an even better place to start and grow a business."

Senator Nelson earned a 100% voting record with NFIB during the 83rd Legislative Session ranging on issues related to the state's franchise tax, to curtailing government regulations on employers.

"As a small business owner, Senator Nelson understands the day-to-day impact regulations have on small business, creating unnecessary administrative burden and cost," said NFIB Executive Director Will Newton. "We consider her, without reservation, a true guardian of small business in Texas."

Senator Nelson has recently received several awards for her work, including the Champion for Free Enterprise Award from the Texas Association of Business; the Courageous Conservative Award from the Texas Conservative Coalition; the Patient Protection Award from the Texas Medical Association; the Legislator of the Year award from Texas Academy of Family Physicians; Senate Legislator of the Year from Texas Nurse Practitioners; the Texas Champion for Children Award from Texas CASA; and the Courageous Defender of Life Award from Texas Alliance for Life.

SENATOR JANE NELSON represents District 12, including portions of Denton and Tarrant counties. She is chair of the Senate Finance Committee and the highest ranking Republican in the Texas Senate.