Senator Nickel Looks To Run In 13th Congressional District PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 February 2022 17:38

State Senator Wiley Nickel said, “If the Congressional map is upheld by the courts, I’ll be a candidate in the newly created 13th district.” The 13th district includes southern Wake county and Johnston, Sampson, Duplin, and western Wayne counties. Senator Nickel lives in a Cary precinct that is included in the proposed 13th district. It would be a top competitive district for 2022:

  • President Trump (R) received 50.04% of presidential votes in the district in 2020
  • Governor Cooper (D) received 51.66% of gubernatorial votes in the district on the same ballot in 2020

“I’m running for Congress because working families deserve a fighter in Washington. I’ve served Wake county for two terms in the State Senate and have fought for investments in public education, affordable health care and an end to partisan gerrymandering.” said Nickel. “In campaigning for the last several months, I’ve had the chance to talk to voters about the issues that really matter to them. Folks I’ve talked to are tired of D.C. infighting. That’s why I’m focused on policy goals that will make a real difference for them.”


Wiley Nickel is a Democrat in his second term as North Carolina State Senator and is a former staffer for President Barack Obama. Nickel’s campaign reported strong numbers in 2021, with $380,000 cash on hand as of the most recent filing period. Nickel has also built a broad coalition of endorsements from elected officials and activists:


  • Wake County Commissioner Vickie Adamson
  • Wake County Commissioner Maria Cervania
  • Morrisville Mayor TJ Cawley
  • Former Congressman Tony Coehlo (author of the ADA)
  • Wake Clerk of Court Blair Williams
  • Cary Town Councilmember Ya Liu
  • Morrisville Councilmember Steve Rao
  • Morrisville Councilmember Donna Fender
  • Morrisville Councilmember Vickie Scroggins-Johnson
  • Morrisville Councilmember Anne Robotti-Smith
  • Apex Councilmember Audra Killingsworth
  • Raleigh Councilmember David Cox
  • Former Attorney General Rufus Edmisten
  • Former State Senator Allen Wellons
  • Former Wake County Commissioner Caroline Sullivan
  • Former Raleigh Councilwoman Stef Mendell


“This process has made clear that we need nonpartisan independent redistricting reform,” said Nickel, “North Carolina voters deserve a transparent redistricting process that takes politicians out of the process.”


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