San Diego, California , United States
Jun 09, 2008 10:07am
|Info||Nick is a practicing attorney here in San Diego’s North County. He’s your neighbor and a contributing member of our community. Born and raised in Oregon, he attended college in Hawaii. Upon graduating Nick felt the calling of the classroom; graduating cum laude with a B.A. in Political and Historical Studies, Nick felt right at home teaching high school Government and U.S. History. “The thrill of seeing kids learn is indescribable. I will always treasure my classroom time”, Nick has often been heard saying. |
Wanting to see American Democracy up close, Nick then went to our nation's Capitol. There he became a senior Congressional aide to Congressman Gary Ackerman (NY). Working for a leading member of Congress who was assigned to the International Relations and Banking Committees, Nick studied at the knee of legislative giants. At one time or another, Nick's portfolio included foreign affairs, economic development, tax issues and trade policy. "Working with Congressman Ackerman to relocate Balkan area refugees fleeing ethnic cleansing was extraordinarily rewarding. I also had the chance to assist many small businesses. Seeing American business men and women actually go away with a smile on their face was a highlight for me."
Nick moved to San Diego in order to attend the University of San Diego's law and business schools. There he graduated with both his Law degree and a Masters Degree in Business Administration in three years. Called again to public service, Nick became a Criminal Law Clerk at the Department of Justice, United States Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California. There he was assigned to the major frauds and economic crimes section and aided federal prosecutorial and investigative teams as they probed Metabolife and Peregrine.
Continuing to serve the public, Nick next went to work for the City Attorney of San Diego as a Criminal Prosecutor. There he reviewed, charged, arraigned and went to trial on hundreds of criminal matters, including; weapons and drug possession, burglary, domestic violence, child abuse, forgery and fraud in public contracting. "The duty of a prosecutor is seeking the truth. Those in law enforcement have a sacred obligation not only to protect our communities and punish wrongdoing, but to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law." Nick believes in our Constitution and its guarantees of due process and equal protection.
“I am running for Congress because I was asked by the community that I live in to once again enter public service. This is a critical time, a time to renew the vision and promise of the Founding Fathers."