Michele Nix is a former investment advisor and the immediate past Vice Chairwoman of the North Carolina Republican Party.
Michele Nix can relate to the people of NC’s Third District. Michele grew up in a middleclass, close-knit family with deep military roots. Both her father and grandfather served in the Navy and Army, respectively. Michele credits her family with teaching her the value of hard work, fiscal responsibility, and conservative principles.
Those values were put to the test just two years after graduating high school as Michele found herself broke with two kids and living on government assistance. Many people never break the cycle of dependency, but that’s not Michele Nix. Michele was determined to get off welfare and make her own way. She began waiting tables and working odd jobs to support her family. Michele succeeded! She got off government assistance and began a career in banking. She eventually earned her Series 7 and became an investment advisor with First Citizens Bank.
After moving to Kinston, Michele became active in local politics, helping her husband run for city council and working behind the scenes with the Republican Party. She served in several roles in Lenoir County, including Secretary, Treasurer, Vice Chairwoman, and Chairwoman of the county party. After watching the destruction of the Obama presidency, Michele decided it was time for her to do more. Against all odds, Michele was elected Vice Chairwoman of the North Carolina Republican Party in 2015 and reelected in 2017 by an overwhelming majority.
During her four years as Vice Chairwoman, Michele visited 90 of North Carolina’s 100 counties. She racked up nearly 175,000 miles on two personal vehicles receiving at times little-to-no reimbursement. After the primary in 2016, Michele traveled across North Carolina supporting then-candidate Donald Trump and represented the state at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.
Michele has put it all on the line to run for Congress. Various regulations required Michele to resign as both an investment advisor and Vice Chairwoman of the NCGOP in order to run for Congress, but that didn’t stop her. When Michele is in, she’s all in – no one will outwork Michele Nix.
Michele and her husband, John, reside in Kinston. Michele has five children and three grandchildren.