“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
– Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is no secret the United States has become dangerously divided by rival political ideologies. Anger, fear and hate have reared their ugly heads. The consequence of their imposition is a country pitted against itself and unable to agree on little in the public realm.
Both major political parties have lowered the bar, time and again. They have devolved into fighting each other, rather than offering solutions to our nation’s most pressing problems. With no alternative, it is time for the moderate majority – Independent thinkers outside the two-party system – to step up to the plate.
It is time to restore respect, commonsense, and a collaborative strategy to government. We believe now is the best opportunity for Colorado to send an Independent changemaker to disrupt the status quo and to begin repairing the relationships broken by divisive politics.
Nick Thomas is proud to be a life-long Coloradan. He was born in Boulder, spending his summers in Grand Lake and Estes Park, and his winters in Breckenridge. He later attended CSU in Fort Collins, earning a dual-degree. Nick was elected as a a Student Senator, then appointed the Interim Director of Student Services. He proudly calls himself both a Ram and a Buff due to his upbringing. This theme, of consistently straddling two separately perceived worlds, has continued throughout his life.
Nick expanded his understanding of social issues and best practices in community building during his travels to nearly 70 countries across the globe. He earned an International MBA from Hult Business School and an MA in Diplomacy & International Studies from DU’s Josef Korbel School. He has worked in everything from government, to education, to non-profits, to business, including airshows with Oracle’s Sean Tucker.
Nick has collaborated with tech startups such as StQry, Dash Tickets, and Boulder’s Unreasonable Institute. He has also helped start several small businesses, from a video production company to the family real estate and property management business with locations across the state. More than anything, his passion is service: service to his community, to the great state of Colorado, and to the United States.
In all cases, Nick Thomas has focused on serving the people themselves, rather than the institutions or leadership. He has built his work around citizen diplomacy. He is an Eagle Scout, a member of U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, a Rotarian, a Freemason, a Semester at Sea alumni, a 2015 Shafik Gabr Fellow, an OFA Fellow, a 2008 U.S. Congressional Youth Ambassador to South Korea, and a pilot. Nick also served as an Intern and Aide to Senator Ron Tupa in 2007 through 2008, was a member of the CSU College Republicans and was the 2017 Colorado State Democratic Dinner VOG.
Nick was raised in a family of public servants and international peacebuilders. His maternal great-grandparents founded American Youth Hostels (HI-USA; previously AYH), during the rise of Nazi Germany, in order to bring the youth of the world together for mutual understanding. His paternal grandparents worked with the Quakers to build a relationship with the Chinese in the McCarthy era. They formed the National Committee on U.S. China Relations, leveraging “Ping-Pong Diplomacy” to re-open the borders after 35 years. They were also deeply entrenched in the Civil Rights Movement, from marching with Ambassador Andrew Young in the first Selma March to supporting Mrs. Coretta Scott King in building the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. Carrying forward their passion for humanity in the face of adversity, Nick strives to work with people from across the spectrum of an issue, to carry forth the best collective solution.
Today, having spent years working both in Colorado and in D.C., he has come to the realization that our political society has reached a horrific point of toxicity – partisanship bordering on tribalism. Politicians, on BOTH sides of the aisle, no longer seem to stand for something but instead are more focused on standing against the other side. There has never been a more critical point in our lifetimes to create an alternative, build a new narrative and blaze a new path forward.
Throughout our history, we were able to rely on the unique perspectives and skill of our neighbors, colleagues, and friends to achieve meaningful progress toward our shared future as a nation. Nick Thomas is dedicated to the belief that we all can share in the responsibility of how we get to that future. This is about creating a new political paradigm with positive collaboration as its principal inspiration. Nick is uniquely positioned to bring the partisan tribes back to the center and find solutions for the moderate majority.
As your Representative, Nick Thomas is committed to finding common ground solutions to the most pressing issues of our time. He will carefully consider each perspective. He will champion the best ideas, regardless of the party they originate within and he will truly represent the interests of Colorado, guided by these core principles.
We are excited to announce the endorsement of Robert “Bud” McFarlane, National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan. Mr. McFarlane joined us for a live event on November 10th to talk about the need for bipartisanship and an Independent Candidate like Nick Thomas. Check out the video for more.
November 18, 2017 – I spent Monday afternoon poring over Todd Mitchem’s statement on suspending his campaign. I was disappointed to read that a voice like mine would be lost as another victim to the us-or-them environment in today’s political climate. READ MORE