May 10, 2021
Contact: Nicolaus Sleister

Nicolaus Sleister Announces Candidacy for U.S. Senate


Nicolaus is a Military Spouse who married his husband in 2013; after four years together, the Military repealed "Don't Ask Don't Tell," and the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was legal. Nicolaus has earned his Certificate in Homeland Security and Emergency Management from Pierce College.

After the killing of George Floyd and the increased number of police killings against black and brown communities, Nicolaus knew it was time to act. Our current leaders were doing little to prevent these tragedies from recurring, and we must act to save lives.

"As a Military Spouse, it has been an honor and a privilege to serve our country and support my husband. As the husband to a black man and the father to a biracial son, I know the feeling of wondering if your loved one will come home. We must work to change how our police operate and how much autonomy police departments have from their citizens. My husband goes to work each day in his uniform, but that has been shown not to matter when it comes to police action." Nicolaus said.

Nicolaus comes from a Midwest blue-collar working family. He experienced homelessness and poverty as a child, divorced parents, and a host of other issues. Nicolaus's mother always made sure he and his siblings were cared for no matter how hard times got.  He was always helping others, volunteering at church, working to save the environment, and he never excluded anyone.

"I remember a group of my friends and I started a club called Nature Savers, and our goal was to help save the animals in the woods around our house. I don't remember exactly how old I was turning, but the only thing I wanted for my birthday that year was matching shirts for our little club. My grandmother hand-made ten matching sweaters with the 3D fabric paint. I knew from a young age that we had to protect our environment and the animals that inhabit it," Nicolaus said.


Nicolaus will be hosting a virtual Campaign Kick-off on Saturday, May 15th, 2021, at 4 PM. Register at or text NICK at 253-785-9099.