A Progressive Leader, former legislative candidate and attorney, Nicole is an advocate for working families, women’s equality and young professionals. Ms. Williams’ passion is providing enfranchisement to young people and minority groups so they may use the political process to change the world.
This passion stems from a humble upbringing by a single mother in her hometown of Washington, DC. From a young age, Nicole has been a grassroots leader and has attempted to be a force for justice and empowerment. In high school, she advocated for student rights and against the random searching of lockers within her high school. As a student at the University of Pittsburgh she worked for a local non-profit organization, advocating for woman’s reproductive rights and counseling impoverished minorities about sexual transmitted diseases. She also volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to provide affordable housing for working families in Pittsburgh. However, as a law student when the Supreme Court decided Bush v. Gore, Nicole knew at that point that it would take more than a grassroots approach to truly bring change.
She returned to the DC area in 2002 after law school, and became involved in Maryland politics through community outreach, mobilization of young voters and field strategy. In 2010, she was a candidate for the Maryland General Assembly and after the primary was invited to be a member of the 2010 steering committee for the (Governor/ Lt. Gov.) O’Malley/Brown re-election campaign. In 2011, Ms. Williams was appointed as the Eastern Regional Female Representative on the DNC Youth Council and assisted the DNC’s efforts to increase youth participation within the party. Ms. Williams was a delegate to the 2012 Democratic Convention. As a democratic strategist, she advises candidates seeking public office.
In addition to her law practice at Rees Broome, P.C. in Bethesda, Maryland specializing in complex real estate transactions, Nicole’s political and civic commitment include:
- Service on the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee
- Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors for NARAL Pro-Choice Maryland Fund
- President of the Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt Democratic Club
- Member of the United Democratic Women of Maryland
- Former Member of the DNC Youth Council
- Past President of the Prince George’s County Young Democrats
- Past Executive Committee Member of both the Young Democrats of Maryland and the Young Democrats of America
- Nicole is an active member of the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Kiwanis Club of Mitchellville Maryland, University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association, Metropolitan Baptist Church, Prince George’s County Bar Association and former chief counsel to the Prince George’s County Historic Preservation Commission
Nicole has been featured as one of the top Forty under 40 in Prince George’s County, The Tom Hartmann Show on RT Television, Capital Insider on News Channel 8, CBS Radio in Maryland and “In the Know” Political Radio Show in Washington, DC. She has moderated both legal and political workshops around the country.