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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
January 13, 2016
Contact: Melissa Duncan

DENTON – Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, was recognized by the Denton Independent School District's Board of Trustees for her work on public education in the Texas Legislature.

"The future of our state depends on every child having a good education. Denton ISD sets a standard in the state by providing a strong foundation for students to succeed, and I am proud to represent this district in the Senate," Senator Nelson said.

Denton ISD Superintendent, Dr. Jamie Wilson said, “We want to thank Senator Nelson for her consistent efforts in supporting public education in Texas and students across this state. Denton ISD is fortunate to have a former teacher who genuinely cares about our students, our schools and our communities while taking up our causes in the legislature. Thank you Senator Nelson for your work and your passion for the students of Texas.”

A former teacher and member of the Parent Teacher Association, Senator Nelson served two terms on the State Board of Education before joining the Senate. Through the years she fought to dedicate lottery proceeds to education; championed student health initiatives; and affirmed the rights of teachers to assign merit-based grades. This past legislative session, she worked to fund math and reading academies. She was also awarded 'Champion of Education Funding' by the Coalition for Education Funding.

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