Nick Nyhart is the president and CEO of Public Campaign, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to taking the special interest money out of the political process through implementing publicly financed elections, or Clean Elections.
Since the early 1990s Nyhart has worked with reformers and their allies across the country in pursuit of publicly financed elections. Prior to his work at Public Campaign, Nyhart directed a six-state campaign finance organizing project for Northeast Action with a focus on winning Clean Elections initiative victories in Maine and Massachusetts. The project’s work with money and politics activists across the Northeast put the region in the national spotlight with its cutting edge reform measures.
A former community organizer, Nyhart is a veteran of grassroots issue and electoral coalition politics in Connecticut.
He has been quoted by the Financial Times, the Salt Lake Tribune, and the San Francisco Chronicle , among others. His letters and commentary have appeared in the New York Times , Los Angeles Times, National Civic Review, and the Oregonian.