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Nick's experience is derived from a decade on Capitol Hill, delivering bipartisan legislative victories and serving for a member of Republican Leadership and the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. He is respected by both Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D.C. Nick provides clients strategic advice across policy areas, and has helped clients interact with Congress and the federal government in areas of economic development, tax and trade, transportation and infrastructure, technology, and education. As the most recent addition to Calfee's Federal Government Relations practice, he has been able to provide immediate impact for clients, most recently helping his clients influence the successful bipartisan CHIPS for America Act.

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 managing the legislative, communications, field and political representatives for Ohio's 15th Congressional district.

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 Representative Stivers' Leadership designee, attending to at all Elected Leadership Committee responsibilities during Representative Stivers' tenure as the Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee (2017-2019), including coordinating with the Speaker of the House, Majority Leader, Majority Whip, Conference Chair, and committee chairs.

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

Nick started working on Capitol Hill in 2012, as a Legislative Fellow with the Office of Representative 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 Scholarship (2007-2008). He also received the "Outstanding Educator Award" at Wiley Elementary School in Greensboro (2011).

After five years in the classroom, Nick relocated to Washington, D.C. and 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.


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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