Joseph M. Nixon, known as Joe Nixon, is a lawyer in Houston, Texas, who is a Republican former member of the Texas House of Representatives. Elected in 1994, with the rise of George W. Bush to the Texas governorship, Nixon from 1995 to 2007 represented House District 133 in Harris County. Nixon did not seek reelection to a seventh House term in 2006 because he ran instead unsuccessfully for the District 7 seat in the Texas State Senate. The position was instead won by the radio commentator and businessman Dan Patrick, a Republican candidate for state lieutenant governor against the incumbent David Dewhurst in the May 27, 2014 runoff election.
|Born:||Sept 15, 1956, Place of birth missing|
|Spouse(s):||Allyson D. Nixon (born c. 1958)|
|Children:||Nicholas, Stewart, and Matthew Nixon|
|Parents:||Hershell Nixon, Joan Lowery Nixon|
|Residence:||Houston, Texas, USA|
|Alma mater:||Texas A&M University, St. Mary's University School of Law|
About Joe Nixon
From 1995 until 2007, this Republican Party politician served Texas' 133rd District in the state's House of Representatives. He later ran an unsuccessful campaign for a Texas Senate seat.
After earning a bachelor's degree in economics from Texas A&M University, he received a J.D. from St. Mary's University School of Law.
While a state representative, he penned Proposition 12, a tort litigation reform measure.
He grew up in Corpus Christi and Houston, Texas, as the son of a novelist mother and a military officer father. He and his wife Allyson later became parents to three sons: Matthew, Stewart, and Nicholas.
He served in the Texas House of Representatives during the gubernatorial administrations of George W. Bush and Rick Perry.
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