Governor Jane Nelson and her husband, J. Michael Nelson, exiting the Senate Chamber

Senator Jane Nelson, R-Lewisville, was sworn in as Governor for a Day on Saturday, April 3, 2004, as part of a tradition dating back more than 40 years to honor the President Pro Tem of the Texas Senate. Her inauguration took place at 11 a.m. in the Senate Chamber followed by a barbecue and entertainment.

Inaugural Speech

Thank you so very much. What a kind introduction and what beautiful words by such dear friends. What makes today truly special is that there are so many friends and family members who are here today to join in this celebration. To you, I say "Welcome!" to our state capitol.

This chamber where we are gathered is the place where 31 individuals representing 31 diverse districts come together to find solutions to the challenges facing our state.

It is an honor to have Senators representing every region of our state here today, ...

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Video

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Governor for a day ceremonies

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Press Releases and Information

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Jane Nelson Sworn in as Governor for a Day

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Senate News: Jane Nelson Sworn in as Governor for a Day

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Governor for a Day Program [ High resolution 3.4MB - Low resolution 280k ]

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Senator Jane Nelson's Governor for a Day Celebration - a Historical Perspective

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Jane Nelson Preparing for Her Day as Texas Governor

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Senator Jane Nelson Governor for a Day General Information [PDF]

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Senator Nelson's Capitol Office is located in Suite 1E.3 on the first floor of the Capitol.