Laura Nicholes

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Laura (Lori) Nicholes
 joined the Texas Association of Counties in March 1999 and has been a member of the legislative staff since October 2000. Nicholes’ prior employment includes serving as a Bexar County community supervision officer with specialized caseloads designated for domestic violence and repeat offenders; a case manager with Communities In Schools - San Antonio performing drop-out prevention, family counseling and crisis intervention services for juvenile and adult gang members; and four years of volunteer work with a Texas Youth Commission half-way house. 

Nicholes grew up in Sugar Land and attended college in Austin where she received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas. Nicholes is responsible for issues such as:

  • criminal justice/law enforcement
  • juvenile justice
  • jails/prison
  • probation/parole
  • mental health
  • parks and wildlife
  • border security/immigration
  • liaison to the Sheriffs' Association of Texas