Warde Nichols

Warde is a fourth generation native to the East Valley, and makes Gilbert, AZ his home. He has been a successful business entrepreneur for over 13 years, and just recently retired from the AZ House of Representatives where he served 4 terms. While in the House Warde worked with many diverse groups to build consensus and pass legislation. He was able to do this because of his ability to bring groups together through stake holder meetings, and focusing on solutions to the hurdles. He was chairman of the Homeland security committee for 3 years, and finished his service as the Rules Chairman for 2 years. The Rules chairman is the most respected and powerful chairman in the Legislature, and through Warde’s work ethic and knowledge of issues he was appointed to chair this committee. Warde worked with and had bills signed by Governors Napolitano, and Brewer in areas like energy, commerce, elections, universities, job creation, land mapping, victims’ rights, cities and county’s issues, and many other areas as well. He worked with many state agencies as well as the Corporation Commission on many energy issues. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Never Again Foundation, and does volunteer work for his church and the Boy Scouts of America.