The results of the presidential election in November have fostered a lot of emotions for many of us – disappointment, outrage, sadness and concern for our country’s future.  Those same sentiments have encouraged me to stand up and join the fight for a better future.

For too long, the Republicans in the Senate have put political partisanship above North Carolina families.  I’m running for the Senate in the newly created 16th District because it’s time for our legislators to solve problems instead of passing an extreme partisan agenda.  They’ve enacted discriminatory laws like HB2 which cost our state thousands of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue, cut funding for public education and undervalued our teachers, and gave tax breaks to corporations and the wealthiest individuals while raising taxes on middle class families.  That’s wrong and I’ll bring a new set of priorities to the Senate. 

I’m running for the Senate because it’s time to focus on strengthening our schools, creating high paying jobs, expanding access to affordable healthcare and protecting our state’s natural resources.  Governor Roy Cooper has laid out a positive agenda for our state’s future but is faced with a Republican super majority in the General Assembly who are fighting him at every turn.  He needs our help and I’m ready to join the fight to clean up Raleigh.

I have a real passion for public service. I started out my career as a prosecutor helping to pursue justice for those in need and currently manage a law firm where I work every day to see that my clients are treated fairly and compassionately by the North Carolina justice system.  I also had the distinct pleasure of working for the White House, travelling with President Barack Obama in the United States and abroad. 

I’ve seen firsthand the positive effect public service can have on our nation, our state and our community.  I will bring the best of my years of service in the Obama White House, public involvement and small business experience to the fight for a better North Carolina.  I hope you’ll join me in this fight.


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    “Wiley Nickel has the personal, public, and business experience to represent the progressive movement in the NC Senate. I support Wiley because he is dedicated to growing the middle class.”

December 14, 2017

New Endorsement!!

We're proud to announce the endorsement of activist and actress Thora Birch!

"Are you as tired as I am of all the Hocus Pocus coming out of local and federal governments these days? I believe it's time to start building a secure, prosperous and sustainable future for the next generation right here in beautiful North Carolina. That's why I'm supporting Wiley Nickel for State Senate. Wiley Nickel has a record of working closely with some of the top leaders who are standing up and fighting to protect our environment. Wiley truly cares about expanding North Carolina’s middle class and providing more funding for public education. Please vote on May 8th to elect Wiley Nickel to North Carolina's State Senate." - Thora Birch

December 14, 2017

Five Years Ago...

Five years ago today, Sandy Hook, remains among one of the most saddening, shocking moments in recent history. An essential part of honoring the lives of those lost is working relentlessly, and with courage, to reduce gun violence. 

http://www.latimes.com/opinion...

November 25, 2017

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    “Wiley Nickel has the personal, public, and business experience to represent the progressive movement in the NC Senate. I support Wiley because he is dedicated to growing the middle class.”