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Prior to joining Calfee, Nick worked in the Office of Representative Steve Stivers (R-OH) in Washington, D.C., most recently as Chief of Staff, actively managing the day-to-day operations of the D.C. office and three district offices, while coordinating with legislative, communications, field and political representatives.

In his role as Chief of Staff, Nick maintained direct relationships with Republican and Democrat members of Congress, other Chiefs of Staff, and senior staff as well as with Executive Branch program offices and Congressional liaisons. He also maintained relationships with government affairs representatives across different various industries, including Bio, PhRMA, Higher Education Coalition, AAU, APLU, Hi-Tech Alliance, Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, Outdoor Industry Association, The Nature Conservancy, National Venture Capital Association, Medical Device Manufacturers, and U.S. Inventors for Jobs to name a few.

Nick served as Rep. Stivers’ Leadership designee, attending to at all Elected Leadership Committee responsibilities during Rep. Stivers’ tenure as the Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee (2017-2019), including weekly leadership and strategy meetings with the Speaker of the House, Majority Leader, Majority Whip, Conference Chair, and committee chairs.

Nick directed and managed Rep. Stivers’ legislative policy team, crafting legislation, coordinating with the White House and Executive Branch agencies, drafting public letters, and preparing vote and political recommendations.

Prior to joining Rep. Stivers office, Nick served as Senior Legislative Assistant to Representative Fred Upton (R-MI) in Rep. Upton’s D.C. office. In this role, he supported legislative operations for the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee with oversight of commerce, trade, technology, health, energy and environment, coordinating with the Staff Director, committee counsels, clerks and the legislative director.

He was responsible for tracking and advising on legislation and federal actions in the areas of Agriculture, Budget and Appropriations, Foreign Affairs, Military and Defense, Financial Services, First Responders, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Labor and Workforce, Transportation, Science and Technology, Veterans Affairs and U.S. Postal issues.

Nick started working on Capitol Hill in 2012, as a Legislative Fellow with the Office of Rep. Stivers, serving as a Specialist in Education Policy and working with technology, energy and environment issues.

Nick began his career as an elementary school teacher in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he received the Guilford County Schools’ “Rookie Teacher of the Year” Award and was the recipient of the University of North Carolina Greensboro's Master of Education Degree Scholarship (2007-2008). He also received the “Outstanding Educator Award” at Wiley Elementary School in Greensboro (2011).

After five years in the classroom, Nick earned a master’s degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Public Policy Analysis and Recommendation from American University. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Education, cum laude, from Bowling Green State University.

Education

Master of Public Policy, American University, 2014

B.S., cum laude, Education, Bowling Green State University, 2007

Nick Bush – an employee of Calfee Strategic Solutions, LLC – is not licensed to practice law.

Professional & Community

Professional & Community

  • Federal campaigns: U.S. Senator Scott Brown 2012, Upton For All of Us 2014/2016, Stivers For Congress 2018/2020
  • African American Male Mentor Initiative in partnership with Wiley Elementary and the United Way of Greensboro, NC, Mentor
  • Boy Scouts of America, Greensboro, NC, School Pack Leader (2007-2009)
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