State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, officially began her campaign for re-election this week. 

Nelson represents District 12, which covers southern Denton and includes portions of both Tarrant and Denton counties.

She is the highest-ranking Republican in the Texas Senate and chairwoman of the Senate Finance Committee, which writes the state budget every biennium. 

She's been a member of the Texas Senate since 1993. 

PEGGY HEINKEL-WOLFE can be reached at 940-566-6881 and via Twitter at @phwolfeDRC.

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