Delegate Nick Rush was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2011 to represent the 7th House District of Virginia. His ties to the 7th District are strong and his roots in the New River Valley go back generations. Nick was born and raised in Christiansburg and attended Christiansburg High School.
After graduating from Christiansburg High School, Nick served in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the elite 82nd Airborne Division. He left active duty as a non-commissioned officer in 1989. Nick's record of leadership in the Army inspired him to seek a leadership position in his community. At 23 years old, Nick was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors as the youngest member in history. He served for 12 years on the board and is a former Chairman and Vice Chairman. During that time, Nick worked as a driver for Federal Express and as a Farm Bureau agent. In 2003, Nick left public service to raise his family.
Nick and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Christiansburg, VA. His oldest son Cody graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Political Science and in May 2011, he was commissioned into the United States Army. As a Captain in the 82nd Airborne, Cody and his wife, Tiffany, along with their daughter and son, are currently stationed in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. Nick’s youngest son, Forrest, graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Marketing Management and in May 2014, he was also commissioned into the United States Army. First Lieutenant Forrest Rush and his wife, Marybeth, are stationed in Ft. Hood, Texas where he serves as an Armor Officer in the 1st Cavalry Division. Both Cody and Forrest are currently deployed to the Middle East. Nick’s daughter, Lilly, is in the seventh grade.
Delegate Nick Rush represents the 7th House District of Virginia, which covers Floyd County, Montgomery County (part), and Pulaski County (part). Delegate Rush serves on the following committees: Appropriations; Privileges and Elections; and Militia, Police and Public Safety.