Wiley (Wiley) Nickel (D-SS16)
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North Carolina State Senate
Room 1121 Legislative Building 16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808

District Office:
16 West Jones Street
Raleigh, NC 27601-2808
Elected: 2018    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Caroline   
Committee Assignments
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Unemployment Insurance
MemberSubcommittee on General Government and Information Technology
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Elections
MemberSenate Committee on Pensions, Retirement and Aging
MemberJoint Legislative Oversight Committee on Administrative Procedure
MemberSenate Committee on Judiciary
MemberSenate Committee on Redistricting and Elections
Counties Representing


Wiley Nickel is a State Senator and practicing attorney in Cary, NC, where he lives with his wife, Caroline, and their two children. Wiley understands the value of public service. As a former prosecutor, he has helped pursue justice for those in need. As a local attorney, he works every day to see that his clients are treated fairly and compassionately by the North Carolina justice system. Wiley is in his second term in the North Carolina Senate and serves on the Judiciary Committee, the Pensions and Retirement Committee and the Redistricting Committee.

Wiley is a former Al Gore White House staffer and Obama/Biden White House staffer. He graduated from Tulane University as a Political Science major and received his law degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law. Before opening his law practice, Wiley worked for the White House, traveling with President Barack Obama in the United States and abroad. He also traveled with Vice President Al Gore during the Clinton/Gore White House.

Wiley is a Progressive Democrat and believes it's time to focus on strengthening our public schools, creating high paying jobs, expanding access to affordable healthcare and protecting our environment. Senator Nickel is leading the fight to protect a woman's right to choose and pushing for stronger gun control laws. He supports an end to gerrymandering with independent redistricting reform that takes the power to draw new legislative districts out of the hands of politicians.