After graduating from Christiansburg High School, Nick served in the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. Nick left active duty as a non-commissioned officer in 1989. At 23 years old, he was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors as the youngest member in history. Nick served for 12 years on the board and is a former Chairman and Vice Chairman.

Nick was first elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November of 2011 and has been re-elected in 2013, 2015, and most recently in 2017 to continue serving the citizens of the 7th House District. At the beginning of the 2018 legislative session, Nick was elected Majority Whip by his fellow Caucus members.

As a strong voice for the New River Valley, Nick has worked hard to make the NRV the “best place to live, work, raise a family and retire.”

Delegate Rush currently resides in the Town of Christiansburg with his wife Jennifer and their daughter.

Committee Assignments:

  • Appropriations

  • Militia, Police and Public Safety

  • Select Committee on School Safety

Subcommittee Membership:

  • Chair: Appropriations - Higher Education Subcommittee

  • Appropriations - Compensation and Retirement Subcommittee

  • Appropriations - Elementary and Secondary Education Subcommittee

  • Appropriations - Public Safety Subcommittee

  • Appropriations - Special Subcommittee on Amazon

  • Privileges and Elections - Subcommittee #3

  • Privileges and Elections - Subcommittee #4

  • Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Twenty-First Century

  • Joint Subcommittee on Local Fiscal Distress

  • Vice Chair: Major Employment and Investments Commission