DJ Nichols

DJ Nichols

City Council, At-Large, Oshkosh, WI

2024 Endorsement

DJ is an employment and compliance lawyer for a Wisconsin-founded hotel and waterpark company. After relocating to Oshkosh with his husband, Lee, DJ wasted no time getting involved in the local community. Currently, he serves on the Oshkosh Plan Commission and dedicates his time as a Board Member for the Winnebago Area Literacy Council. Additionally, he volunteers with Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services.

With a strong belief in the potential of Oshkosh, DJ recognizes its ability to accomplish great things while still maintaining a focus on individuals and neighborhoods. As a member of the Oshkosh Common Council, he will concentrate on promoting government transparency, fostering responsible spending practices, and advocating for equitable opportunities.

Having personally experienced the transformative power of education, DJ places great importance on ensuring everyone, regardless of background, race, gender, or whom they love, has access to the resources necessary to achieve their goals. Drawing from his own upbringing, where he was the first in his family to attend college and then law school, DJ understands the significance of hard work, community support, and a little bit of luck.

DJ firmly believes that the role of government is to provide a helping hand to those who are willing to put in the effort to succeed. By offering support instead of handouts, he aims to ensure that luck doesn't become the sole determinant of individual success.