Just wanted to introduce myself, since I understand there was some strange stuff about me on another thread. I am Jack Nichols, candidate for NC Senate District 16 in Wake County – the seat presently held by Janet Cowell, who is now running for Treasurer.
A little about me: I have been involved in progressive causes in Wake County for about 30 years; co-founded Wake Co. Smart Start and Planned Parenthood; served on the County Commission. I am a lawyer with Allen & Pinnix; used to be law partners with Brad Miller. I worked for Governor Hunt as Deputy Legislative Counsel, and I have stayed involved in local politics, serving on the SEC of the Dem Party, precinct chair, etc., managing or helping manage campaigns for people like Betty Ann Knudsen and Isabel Cannon – women who really paved the way in this area.
I believe the fingernails-on-chalkboard postings by "Trianglopic" are the result of a case in which I represented a licensing board that suspended the nursing license of a gentleman who has been quite upset with me since then. It looks like this fellow saw my early ads on TV (see below) and decided to try to get revenge. That's the price of free speech.
Most of my legal career has been spent representing individuals in their employment disputes, so I understand that emotions can run high. On the bright side, this has prompted me to sign on to introduce myself here, which I have been meaning to do.
Listening is not only important to successful campaigns, but also to successful governing. I want my campaign to be a conversation and I look forward to hearing from you. My website is JackNichols.org. I would value the input of BlueNC folks from anywhere in the state.
Here are my first two TV ads. I believe I was the first candidate in North Carolina to go on air. It is unusual for a local candidate to go on TV so quickly, but my campaign is doing some creative out-of-the-box thinking, like placing the ads in key times where lots of activists are watching -- like on CNN during the Iowa Caucuses or New Hampshire primary.