Meet Senator Wiley Nickel

Representing the 16th Senate District

Senator Wiley Nickel

Endorsed by President Barack Obama!

Working to strengthen our schools, create higher paying jobs, expand access to affordable healthcare and protect a woman’s rights to choose.

Senator Wiley Nickel represents Western Wake County in the North Carolina General Assembly.  The 16th Senate District includes Cary, Morrisville & NW Raleigh.

Wiley is a practicing attorney in Cary, NC, where he lives with his wife, Caroline, and their two children. Wiley 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 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 serves on the Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources Committee, the Pensions and Retirement and Aging Committee and the Appropriations on Education/Higher Education Committee.

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.