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|Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 95th district
|Preceded by||Marc Veasey|
|Residence||Fort Worth, Texas|
|Alma mater||University of Houston
Texas Wesleyan University
A small business owner, trial lawyer of twelve years, grandmother, and a mother of three, Nicole Collier hails from a family who worked hard to achieve the American Dream.
Nicole’s family boasts several generations of dedicated, patriotic, and hardworking Americans. Her grandfather, Walter B. Johnson, came home from a tour in World War II to start a career with a great American railroad company. Later, after starting in custodial services, Walter became one of the first African-American plate printers at the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing and enjoyed a long and fruitful career.
Walter’s son, Rolland Johnson Sr., served in the Navy and went on to continue the family legacy as a union worker and a plate-printing foreman at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Rolland also began a tradition of respect for higher education in his family while attending Howard University in Washington, D.C., a tradition that would be passed on to his daughter, Nicole. Nicole grew up equally inspired by acts of service as she watched her mother, Shirley Johnson, become a leader in youth ministries and in her community.
A graduate of the University of Houston in 1996, Nicole was a single mother in high school adamant about pursuing her dreams of finishing college. Surrounded by her family and her faith, Nicole went on to continue her education at Texas Wesleyan University, where she attended law school. Shortly after completing her law school career, Nicole married Fort Worth native Gary Collier and settled down in the DFW area.
- Montgomery, Dave (31 July 2012). "Cruz takes Senate spot, Veasey to represent District 33". Fort Worth Business Press. Retrieved 22 November 2013.