Kupper, Nickolas “Nick”

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House
Political Affiliation:
(480) 788-7057
Community College of the Air Force
Wife and 4 Children
Biographical Info:

Nick Kupper grew up in Oregon and joined the United States Air Force in 2003, one year before marrying his high school sweetheart, Crystal. After 20 years spent traveling the world as a military electrician, recruiter and manager, he retired in 2023 while stationed at Luke AFB in Maricopa County. Nick has degrees in human resource management and aviation maintenance technology and is currently working as a paralegal. He and Crystal have four children, including one daughter adopted from Armenia. He has made appearances on American Ninja Warrior, Tucker Carlson Tonight, Newsmax and Firebrand with Matt Gaetz.


Though I have long been politically conservative, I had little interest in running for office before 2020. But then the Air Force unsuccessfully tried to kick me out after a stellar 19-year career, simply for refusing an emergency-use COVID-19 vaccine I was not legally required to take. That experience, combined with overt tyrannical actions of countless leaders nationwide, convinced me that quietly transitioning into civilian life after the military was not in the cards. Since then, I have made dozens of media appearances and worked with Congressmen Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan and Thomas Massie to find redress for thousands of servicemembers unjustly impacted by vaccine mandates. The experience has shown me how much we need courageous political leaders who are unafraid to stand against a popular tide of tyranny not just about medical freedom, but also border security, gun rights, gender confusion, free speech, water issues, election integrity, the unborn and so many others. I am asking for your vote as the only veteran running in Legislative District 25 for state representative. I was willing to risk losing everything during COVID for what I knew was right and I’ll keep doing the same as your elected official.


Arizona Police Association, Arizona Troopers Association


Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Interpreting the 2nd Amendment as protecting an individual’s right to keep and bear arms. S* All we need to know is this; "Shall not infringe."
2. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law. O* These are mental illnesses, not classes of race, religion, age, sex or ancestry.
3. Amending the Arizona State Constitution to grant a fundamental right to every individual to an abortion. O* If this were allowed, then everyone would also have a fundamental right to murder at will.
4. Securing the border by preventing all illegal crossings. S* In the last year alone, enough illegals crossed the AZ border to equal 8% of our population. This is an invasion.
5. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that performs, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion. O* We cannot fund murder.
6. Allowing all parents to use tax credits and taxpayer funded empowerment scholarship accounts to enable their children to attend any private school, homeschool, or online academy of their choice. S* Our nation became the world's super-power before the Dept of Education existed. We need to bring education back to the local/parent involved level.
7. Legalizing physician-assisted suicide. O* We are not God, and we should not pretend to be.
8. Allowing parents to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues. S* If a parent has a child that is confused it should always be the parent's right to try and help their child correct their path.
9. Permitting individuals and businesses to not provide services or promote ideas that violate their moral or religious beliefs. S* We shouldn't even have to permit them to exercise their God given right to religious freedom.
10. Keeping the flat income tax rate in Arizona’s state tax code. O* I want to completely remove the income tax. We should just have a sales tax.
11. Requiring any government entity, including schools, to inform parents about their child’s physical, emotional, or mental health. S* Schools should never withhold information from parents about their children unless there is a legal action preventing it against the parent.
12. Enhancing penalties for the sale and possession of fentanyl. S* People will continue to break laws if there are no real teeth to the consequences.