Griemsmann, Nick

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
City Council
Political Affiliation:
Director of Nonprofit Organization
Bachelor's Degree - Public Administration
Biographical Info:

My background includes managing a Housing & Urban Development (HUD) program, working with Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS), Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), Community Bridges (addiction recovery), Urgent Psychiatric Center (UPC), Crisis Response Network, and volunteering to help the less fortunate. I have volunteered my time with the homeless, seriously mentally ill (SMI), incarcerated and past prison inmates, at an orphanage for immigrant children and at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Currently, I am the Director of a nonprofit organization here in Phoenix.


My heart is to help make a positive difference in my community. As a resident of Phoenix, I care about the businesses, schools, and families here. My goal is to bring people together in hopes of creating unity among citizens. I believe City Council needs leaders that are not extreme to a point of being unwilling to work with others, but able to see all viewpoints involved, and to be able to find the common ground. I believe unity is how we make great, positive impacts to our beautiful city.


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Denying government funding to "sanctuary cities" that do not comply with federal immigration laws S* I understand why people desire to come to America. My great grandparents immigrated generations ago in hopes of a better future here. I have personally witnessed the many youth in immigration custody when I volunteered at an immigration orphanage for displaced children. I believe in immigration, but I have heard of too many horror stories of human trafficking. For this reason, I am a firm believer of following the correct paths to immigrate here from another county. As a Phoenix Councilmember, I will do what I can to protect the rights of immigrants, work with state and federal governments, and at the same time help stop human trafficking.
2. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy S
3. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals -* I am a supporter of the 2nd amendment and feel there could be things we can do to make it harder for those that are not legally allowed to purchase firearms to buy them, but the question asked seems too vague for me to say that I am for or against it. Please send my campaign an email if you are interested in talking about this question more in-depth with me.
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that provides, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion O
5. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother S
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others S* I am for bringing in new companies from out of state to create jobs and if this takes tax breaks to help them make the decision to move here, I do not see a problem with it.
7. Adding "sexual orientation," "gender identity," or "gender expression" to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances -* I feel this question is too vague to respond with a simple support or oppose. Would need more details of how this would look written in law before making my decision.
8. Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome -* I support the rights of parents to seek help for their own children, but this question is too vague for me to answer a support or oppose. I do not support minors getting sex change operations or taking medications that could severely damage their growing bodies. Please send my campaign an email to discuss this in more detail if you would like.
9. Setting minimum wage above the state minimum wage O* Raising minimum wage usually just makes the prices of everything go up. I would rather see employers pay competitive wages to hire and retain the best employees. Competition among businesses can create a good economy and a growing job market.
10. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their conscience S
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health S* Parents should always know what is going on with their minor children.
12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities -* I would need more information about how this looks exactly before giving my opinion on this matter. Feel free to send my campaign an email to discuss this in greater detail with me.