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Rep. Collier, Nicole

District 95

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Room E2.318

P.O. Box 2910

Austin, TX 78768

(512) 463-0716

(512) 463-1516 Fax

District Address:

101 S. Jennings Suite 103A

Fort Worth, Texas, 76104

(817) 332-1180

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Tarrant (part)

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Biography

Nicole Collier is a respected attorney, small business owner, grandmother and mother of three who has spent her life working to obtain the American Dream. Nicole was raised in a family with vision and a dedication to service. Her grandfather, Walter B. Johnson, Sr., a World War II veterans, started his career as a hostler for a local railroad company, and later went on to work for the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing as a janitor. After years of hard work and determination, Walter rose to become one of the first African-American plate printers at the Bureau, landing him on the front cover of Jet Magazine.

Nicole’s father, Rolland Johnson, Jr., started working at the Bureau following a tour in the U.S. Navy. While attending Howard University in Washington, D. C., Rolland worked nights as an apprentice plate printer, and eventually retired lead foreman. Both Rolland and his father Walter were proud members of the plate printer’s union. Meanwhile, Nicole’s mother, Shirley Johnson, dedicated her life to serving children in many youth ministries and caring not only for her children and grandchildren but for many local neighborhood children.

Nicole herself was born with the same vision and determination as her predecessors. As a single mother before finishing high school, both her faith and her family bolstered her to continue her education all the way through law school graduation. Nicole graduated from the University of Houston and married her soulmate Gary “Big C” Collier shortly thereafter. Gary and Nicole established their home in Fort Worth, Texas, and for the last sixteen years, Nicole has been a tireless legal advocate for individuals and families in the Texas court systems and has now taken her passion to the state capitol.

Nicole is the first African-American woman to represent House District 95 in Tarrant County.
In the 84th Texas Legislature, Representative Collier served as Vice-Chair of the General Investigating and Ethics Committee and was a member of the Select Committee of Federal Environmental Regulation, Public Health, Business and Industry Committees. The Representative will be working on legislation this session to eliminate credit checks on certain employment applications, limit the collection of so-called “zombie debt”, expand paid sick leave, and ensure our children have clean drinking water at school.

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