Nicole Collier

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Nicole Johnson Collier
Member of the Texas House of Representatives
from the 95th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2013
Preceded by Marc Veasey
Personal details
Born Place of birth missing
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Gary Collier
Residence Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Alma mater University of Houston
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law
Occupation Attorney
Website [1]

Nicole Johnson Collier (born 1972) is a Democratic member of the Texas House of Representatives, serving since 2013 House District 95 in Fort Worth, Texas. Collier succeeded her fellow African American, Marc Veasey, who was instead elected to the United States House of Representatives from Texas's 33rd congressional district.[1]

Collier is a small business owner, trial lawyer of twelve years, grandmother, and a mother of three, Her paternal grandfather, Walter B. Johnson, came home from World War II to start a career with a railroad company. Later, after starting in custodial services, he became one of the first African-American plate printers at the United States Bureau of Engraving and Printing.

Walter’s son, Rolland Johnson, Sr., Nicole's father, served in the United States Navy and continued the family legacy as a union worker and a plate-printing foreman at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. He also attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. Shirley Johnson, her mother, was a leader in community youth ministries.

A 1996 graduate of the University of Houston, Nicole was a single mother in high school but determined to pursue formal education. She graduated from the Texas Wesleyan University School of Law in Fort Worth, now Texas A&M University School of Law. She married Fort Worth native Gary Collier and settled in the D-FW area.

In the November 4, 2014 general election, Collier won her second term in the Texas House by handily defeated the Republican candidate, Albert G. McDaniel (born 1954), a staunch conservative backed by the Tea Party movement, 21,908 (75.8 percent) to 7,002 (24.2 percent).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery, Dave (31 July 2012). "Cruz takes Senate spot, Veasey to represent District 33". Fort Worth Business Press. Retrieved 22 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "General election returns, November 4, 2014". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved December 7, 2014. 

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