State Legislative Counsel

Nik joined Americans United for Separation of Church and State as State Policy Counsel in 2017. As State Policy Counsel, Nik tracks and analyzes state legislation that would affect church-state separation and religious liberty. He drafts letters to state legislators and works with allies to defeat bills that would undermine religious freedom.

He joined AU after working for 2 years for Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in the Office of Federal and Regional Affairs. As Policy Counsel, he worked with Congress and federal agencies to advance D.C.’s priorities in judiciary, legal, public safety, LGBTQ, and technology issues. He also helped lead D.C.’s successful 2016 Statehood referendum.