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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
April 3, 2017
Contact: Melissa Duncan
Senator Nelson Named #1 in Power Ranking

AUSTIN – Texas State Senator Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, was has been named #1 in the Texas Senate by Capitol Inside in their Texas Legislature Power Ranking List.

The online publication named her for the second session in a row, noting her work in passing the Senate budget this week by a vote of 31-0. "A vote unanimously passing the budget has not happened in the Texas Senate since 2005," the publication wrote. Capitol Inside, Editor and Publisher Mike Hailey said, "Jane Nelson has as much or more power now as any Texas lawmaker in modern history - and she's earned every bit of it."

"I'm honored to be recognized. More importantly, I'm proud of what we are accomplishing this session. Just this week, the Senate unanimously passed a smart budget that meets our priority needs and keeps Texas on path to a successful future," Senator Nelson said. "I thank my Senate colleagues for their hard work and guidance through the process."

Senator Nelson is chair of the Finance Committee, a member of the State Affairs Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Texas Ports , the Legislative Budget Board, the Legislative Audit Committee, the Partnership Advisory Commission and the Joint Committee to Study Teacher Retirement System Health Benefit Plans.

Senator Nelson was previously named Senate MVP for the 84th Legislative Session and she has appeared on three of the previous five Capitol Inside "All-Pro" teams with honorable mentions.

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.