Myers, Nicholas “Nick”
Meet the Candidate
Running For:Corporation Commissioner
Occupation:Policy Advisor/Arizona Corporation Commission
I am a husband and a father. I have been married to my lovely wife, Katerina, for over 19 years. We have three daughters and have run a family business together for over a decade. Prior to being an entrepreneur, I spent almost 20 years writing software and managing software engineers in the corporate world working in the communications industry.
I fought a rogue water utility…and won! Largely because of that work, and fighting for thousands of ratepayers, I ended up becoming a Policy Advisor to one of the Commissioners. Through this work, I have an in-depth, hands-on knowledge of all the issues that come before the commission. I have effectively already started my on-the-job training, and I will be able to hit the ground running.
See more info in this short video: https://youtu.be/7iovCawG7kA or visit my website.
Having had to fight a utility, I have years of experience and understanding of what it is like to be fighting for ratepayers. Additionally, having been a Policy Advisor to a sitting commissioner, I have an in depth knowledge of the inner-workings at the Commission. I understand what works, what needs fixed, and most importantly, HOW to facilitate the needed change.
I have defended ratepayers for years and have spearheaded change at the commission that has increased transparency and accountability, all before even being elected by you! I’m not only an America First candidate that believes in American Energy Independence, but I believe in Arizona First, and Arizona Energy Independence!
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|1. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals.||O*||I believe the current system is adequate and has plenty of accountability. Any expansion would not result in a net gain, but would rather reduce freedoms even more.|
|2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.||O*||This goes against my beliefs as well as established scientific data.|
|3. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.||S|
|4. Allowing biological males that identify as transgender to play on female sports teams.||O*||I don't think this even needs explanation.|
|5. Providing state funding to abortion entities that perform or refer for abortion.||O*||This should have never been allowed in the first place. I despise the fact that some portion of my money that I paid in taxes has been used to kill another human being.|
|6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable their children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy.||S*||Generally support, but if it will come with added regulation for homeschooling, I would appose that portion of it. Homeschooling should remain unregulated, even at the expense of refusing all money.|
|7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide.||O|
|8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues.||-*||I think this question is worded funny. I believe parents are responsible for their children. Seeking counseling is not a bad thing in a general sense, and I am fine with people seeking counseling from many sources such as pastors, priests, church elders, etc. However seeking counseling to promote some form of "gender fluidity" or immorality is not appropriate at any time. Any doctor/counselor that promotes perversion or grooming such as that on a young children should probably be reviewed and face potential license revocation.|
|9. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.||S*||Free market is a wonderful thing!|
|10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code.||S|
|11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health.||-*||Another funny question. If the child is threatening suicide or other physical harm, then yes, I expect the parent to be notified. However, if schools are requiring involuntary physical/mental/emotional health reviews, that would be wholly inappropriate.|
|12. Establishing electric retail competition to eliminate the current monopoly system for electric utilities.||-*||As both Kevin Thompson and I have stated numerous times, we cannot support or oppose this at the current time. Generally speaking, as Republicans, we strongly value the free market and competition, and would like to incorporate those ideologies into our utilities as much as possible. However, since Phelps-Dodge ruled on the issue a number of years ago, no discussions have happened that has taken into account input from all stakeholders. There are issues that, quite frankly, may not be able to be addressed in a reasonable manner, but since we (as a state) have not had the discussions, the best action would be to have the discussions and see if competition can be accomplished in a manner that protects both the rate payers and the electric grid. Furthermore, it would be inappropriate for a person running for a quasi-judicial body to make a judgement on an issue without having all of the evidence.|