Sen. Harper was sworn into office January 10, 2010, ready to tackle some of the most severe budget problems in state history. He is Deputy Leader of the Democratic Caucus and serves on the Human Services & Corrections, Rules and Transportation Committees.
Harper, an attorney, comes to the Senate with a wealth of expertise in land use and housing policy. He served as the Snohomish County Conservation Director of Forterra, working on preserving green space in Snohomish County. As Legislative Director for the Snohomish County-Camano Island Association of Realtors, he concentrated on land use issues and the creation of viable housing options for Snohomish County residents.
His legislative priorities include making progress on issues residents in the 38th Legislative District care about, such as funding for K-12 schools and higher education, building a stronger economy and improving transportation.
Nick attended the University of Washington where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Seattle University where he received a law degree and graduated Cum Laude.
Nick is a lifelong resident of Puget Sound. He grew up in Port Townsend and lives in Everett with his wife Lacey and their daughter June, who was born in July of 2011.