Nick is a father, businessman & veteran. He is a proven New River Valley leader.
Delegate Nick Rush was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in 2011 to represent the 7th House District of Virginia. His ties to the 7th District are strong and his roots in the New River Valley go back generations. He was born and raised in Christiansburg and attended Christiansburg High School.
After graduating from Christiansburg High School, Nick served the US Army as a paratrooper in the elite 82nd Airborne Division. He left active duty as a non-commissioned officer in 1989. Nick’s record of leadership in the Army inspired him to seek a leadership position in his community. At 23 years old, Nick was elected to the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors as the youngest member in history. He served for 12 years on the board and is a former Chairman and Vice Chairman. In 2002, Nick left public service to raise his family.
Nick and his wife, Jennifer Whitaker Rush, reside in Christiansburg, VA. His oldest son Cody graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Political Science and was commissioned as a 2LT in the United States Army in May 2011. Cody is currently an Armor Officer stationed at Ft. Hood, Texas along with his wife Tiffany and their infant daughter. Nick’s youngest son, Forrest, will complete his senior year in 2014 at Virginia Tech and also is a cadet in the Army ROTC. His daughter, Lilly, is an upcoming fourth grader at Pathway Christian Academy.
Delegate Nick Rush represents the 7th House District of Virginia, which covers Floyd County, Montgomery County (part), and Pulaski County (part).