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The Social Politician ™ is running for Delegate for Assembly District 15 on January 10, 2015

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The Social Politician

OK, it’s time to gear up for my first “election” (but it’s not really an election)!  For clarity, I am not running for an office, but I am running to represent the 15th Assembly District as a delegate to the California Democratic State Convention.  A delegate attends the annual convention, networks with other Democrats, represents the district, elects party officers,  promotes the California Democratic Party agenda, endorses candidates for statewide, legislative and congressional office, and votes to endorse resolutions and ballot measures.  For more information, please visit

I have an extensive background as a litigation, diversity, and social media marketing consultant who resides in Assembly District 15.  I have worked in multifaceted capacities in some of the most prolific international law firms in the country, such as Morrison & Foerster, Paul Hastings, Heller Ehrman, and Holland & Knight.  My social networking prowess and capabilities have been featured on LinkedIn’s Hall of FameYahoo’s Blog, in the Examiner,CNN MoneyMarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal.  I have worked to help elect Democrats on local, state, and federal elections as a campaign manager, field organizer, fundraiser, and social media strategist.  I am curently the Executive Director of the African American Wellness Project in Oakland.  Last year, I attended the California Democratic Convention and am prepared to take on more responsibility as an elected delegate.  My passion and desire to improve our community will be reflected in my representation of your voice for our State.


I need registered voters who live in California Assembly District 15 to show your support by voting for me and Assembly Member Tony Thurmond‘s Slate on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 2pm-4pm (you must be in line to register to vote by 4 pm) at the Albany Community Center, 1249 Marin Ave., Albany, CA 94706.  There is a $5 charge to cover election costs, but no one will be turned away.  Here is Tony’s Slate:

Wendy Bloom – Berkeley
Karen Weinstein – Berkeley
Jess Dervin-Ackerman – Oakland
Rita Xavier – San Pablo
Jovanka Beckles – Richmond
Raquel Donoso – Richmond
Kathy Chao-Rothberg – San Pablo

Alejandro Soto-Vigil – Berkeley
Brett Badelle – Oakland
Ty Alper – Berkeley
Greg Lyman – El Cerrito
Kevin L. Nichols – El Cerrito
Alex Knox – Richmond
Charlie Davidson – Hercules

California's Future Endorsed by Tony Thurmond!

California’s Future Endorsed by Tony Thurmond!

If you live within the district, which includes all or part of Hercules, Pinole, Richmond, El Cerrito, Albany, Kensington, Berkeley, Emeryville, and Oakland (please check to confirm), then you can vote.  If not, you can volunteer and help get other registered Democrats to the polls that do live in the district there that day!  For more information, please visit and to join my team and vote on January 10th, please visit

Thank you in advance for your time and continued support!

KLN Handwritten Singature

– Kevin L. Nichols – The Social Politician ™

Don’t forget to vote on November 4th!

You Don't Understand the Problem

[October 30, 2014]  OAKLAND.  This mid-term election is critical for our country’s future.  Rather than complaining and whining about the state of our communities, our schools, our taxes, the environment, etc., here is our opportunity to show up and make a difference.  Electing our representatives and leaders is our civic duty and we should be proud to exercise it.  The deadline has passed to mail in absentee ballots, however, it is not too late to vote in person.  November 4, 2014 is the mid-term election day in California, so if you do not know where your polling place is, please visit to input your home address to find out.

Since I am The Social Politician ™, I work tirelessly for my clients to effectively disseminate their message and reach as many potential voters as possible.  Unfortunately, I do not have any clients running in this particular election, so for the most part, I have been sitting on the sidelines until I am retained.  Nevertheless, I have many friends and colleagues running in this election, so like I have done in the past, please see their campaign websites, make donations/contributions to their campaigns if you feel compelled, and give the best candidate your vote!

State Assembly District 15

Tony Thurmond –

Kevin and Tony

U.S. Representative 15th District

Eric Swalwell –

Eric Swalwell

U.S. Representative 17th District

Mike Honda –

Mike Honda

El Cerrito City Council

Gabriel Quinto –

Gabriel Quinto

City of Richmond

Uche Justin Uwahemu –


Oakland City Council, District 2

Kevin Blackburn –


Oakland City Council, District 2

Dana King –

Dana King

Oakland City Council, District 2

Abel Guillen –

Abel Guillen

Oakland City Council, District 6

James Moore –


Oakland City Council, District 6

Desley Brooks –


Oakland City Council, District 6

Michael Johnson –

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Oakland Mayor

Bryan Parker –

Bryan Parker

Oakland Mayor

Libby Schaaf –

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Oakland Mayor

Courtney Ruby –

Courtney Ruby

Oakland Mayor

Dan Siegel –

Dan Siegel

Oakland Mayor

Joe Tuman –

Joe Tuman

Oakland Mayor

Jean Quan –

Jean Quan

President Obama’s Last Bay Area Visit Before the Primary

President Barack Obama will have a reception at the W Hotel in Downtown San Francisco, California, on Friday, October 10, 2014.

This will be the President’s last visit to the Bay before the midterm elections.   It is just announced that Maxwell will be performing live.  The ticket prices have been reduced to reflect the new location.  To purchase your ticket, please visit

October Fundraiser Page 1

Give Life Save Life Radio Interview with Kevin L. Nichols

Kevin L. Nichols, the Executive Director of the African American Wellness Project, and Poet, Bri Blue, were interviewed by Keith Crawford on Give Life Save Life Radio on KPOO 89.5 FM on 9/11/14.




The Social Politician ™ MC’s the 4th Annual Men of Emerge Fundraiser

[September 11, 2014 ]  SAN FRANCISCO.   Last night, Emerge California hosted its 4th Annual Men of Emerge Fundraiser at Roe Nightclub and Lounge in downtown San Francisco.  Emerge identifies, trains, and encourages women to seek elected office.  Every year, the organization leans on various men (typically those who have political connections), to financially support its mission through this fundraiser.  Not only was I c0-host for this event, I had the pleasure of emceeing the event thanks Emerge’s Executive Director, Kimberly Ellis.  I introduced State Senator Mark Leno and State Assemblyman Rob Banta, who both expressed their support and gratitude to able to assist women getting more involved in politics.

Some of the hosts and supporters were Hon. Rob Bonta, Shon Buford, Hon. David Chiu, John Comerford, Todd David, Hon. Mark Farrell, Hon. Kevin Mullin, Hon. Darren Parker, Luis Quinonez, Hon. Tony Thurmond, Hon. Igor Tregub, Hon. Rodrigo Santos, SF Firefighters Local 798, Hon. Steve Westly, Brett Badelle, Sean Donahoe, CA Cannabis Industry Association, Joel Freston, Hon. Abel Guillen, Hon. Robert Jacob, Hon. Ash Kalra, Hon. Mark Leno, Edwin Lindo, Eamon O’Byrne, Tim Woodbury, Ohad Ben-Yoseph, Benito Delgado-Olson, Daniel Flores Jason Fried, Peter Garza, Leon Gilmore, John Hall, Nicholas Josefowitz, Hon. Andy Katz, Phong La, Jesus Lara, Hon. Steven Lee, Napa- Solano Central Labor Council, Northern CA Carpenters Regional Council, Steve Olson, Elias Portales, Gabriel Quinto, Jon Riley, Darryl Sladden, Andy Slivka, Henry Symons, Patrick Valentino, and Robert Warshawsky.

Here are some photos from the event and for more information about this organization, please visit

2014 Men of Emerge California Fundraiser

2014 Men of Emerge California Fundraiser

The Social Politician’s Latest One-Sheet

Here’s our latest and most current service offering.  If you are a candidate running for office, supporting a proposition or initiative, or a company who has a product/service to launch or would like to increase your marketing presence, please call (415) 690-7109 for a free consultation.


Why Dr. Naomi Eason is Right for Alameda County Schools

[May 28, 2014] OAKLAND.  Public service is not all of the glitz and glamour that it is cracked up to be.  Candidates typically take 6 months, a year, to maybe 2 years out of their lives to run for an office that they may not ever get or if they do get it, their constituents could turn on them in a heart beat.  Why do people make this tremendous sacrifice and what is in it for them?  Some like the power and prestige.  Others like it because in their minds, it is the next logical step in their career path.  The rare few do it because the work is what they are good at and they are motivated by their passion.  This is the main reason why I am the campaign manager of Dr. Naomi Eason and support her bid for Alameda County Superintendent.

The Alameda County Superintendents’ race is a heated one where the primary election is coming down to the wire, culminating in less than a week on June 3, 2014.   Before candidates can and should be evaluated for this position, voters should know what the county superintendent is responsible for:

  • Educating specific student populations (i.e., special education, disenfranchised youth, Court and Community)
  • Monitoring and oversight of student academic environment
  • Monitoring and oversight for district fiscal stability
  • Providing academic support and assistance to districts and their schools
  • Providing direct services to small school districts
  • Implementing regional support activities to assist district and school staffs

All of the candidates come with many accolades, backgrounds, goals, and aspirations for the office.  Before I offer my opinion, I advise any Alameda County residents to make an informed decision on who they think is best suited to oversee their public schools and why. League of Women Voters of California Education Fund’s provides an excellent comparison of all of the candidates side by side with no endorsement.  Moreover, the California State Employees Association held a candidates forum that featured all of the candidates thoughts, opinions, and platforms directly.  Lastly, the Contra Costa Times and the Oakland Tribune held a candidates forum, which provides another glimpse of all of the candidates together so that you can choose whose values you identify with best.

Having provided you with enough independent information that you can make an intelligent decision on your own, I am going to now show you why you should vote for Dr. Naomi Eason:

1.  Here is the television commercial that thousands of voters have already seen;

2.  Here is an overview of Dr. Eason’s Educational Background;

3.  This is why there is a time for change;

4.  Check out her vision;

5.  Here is what Principal Denise Burroughs has to say about Dr. Eason;

6.  Principal Mary Fisher shares her views on Dr. Eason and Court and Community Schools

7.  School Teacher Blanca Nieves talks about the importance of Preschool Education and how Dr. Eason is right for Alameda County; and

8.  After School Teacher Maggie Lam discusses the significance of After School Programs and Dr. Eason’s passion regarding same.

Finally, Dr. Eason is a wife and dedicated parent of 5 children (3 of which are school aged and attend Oakland Public Schools); an educator who taught in Oakland public schools and the California State University system for CalStateTEACH teacher’s preparation program; and administrator who was the principal in the Emery Unified School District and served as a district office administrator, and was the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services for the Alameda County Office of Education for 8 years.  This wealth of experience is vital in this role, however, what equips her most to deal educating specific student populations is the fact that Dr. Eason was kicked out of her high school for poor academic performance, but continued on in school to receive her doctorate in educational leadership.  There is nothing more inspiring to hear Dr. Eason’s passion for our youth, innovative ideas, and methodical processes for executing same.  I am proud to stand by her and I hope that you will feel confident that she has earned your vote.

For more information about Dr. Naomi Eason for Alameda County Superintendent, please visit her website at



The Social Politician™ discusses Social Media with Cory Booker

Cory Booker and Kevin L. Nichols

[May 1, 2014] SAN FRANCISCO.  I had the pleasure of meeting Cory Booker again during his visit to San Francisco last week.  Many people know him as the former Newark, New Jersey Mayor, or current U.S. Senator of New Jersey.  I know him has a social politician!

Whereas, I make politicians look good online and in some cases manage their campaigns, Cory Booker is the actual candidate who also runs about 90% of his social media.  I was floored when I asked him how he juggles it all?  He said (paraphrasing that is) that basically before or after appointments, he logs into his Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts to see what is going on and either responds or sends out new material.  Then, he also schedules more thought provoking or meaningful communications when he knows that he will be unavailable.

I am glad that Cory took the liberty to ReTweet my Tweet to his 1.46 million followers on Twitter and all and all, he is a really great guy.






To learn more about his campaign, please visit and to learn more about Cory and other politicians, please like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!



Join The Social Politician ™ and Cory Booker on 4/23/14



Please join Co-Chairs

Jill Habig & Addisu Demissie | Joe Laymon | Keesa Ocampo | Jerome Pandell

and Co-Host

Angelina Cardona | Will Freiberg | Hala Hijazi | Supervisor Jane Kim | Mike Kim | Craig Newmark | Kevin L. Nichols | Candice Petty | Vignesh Ram | Robby Sumner | Victoria Weatherford & Jordan Gardner | John Zimmer
host committee in formation

and Senator Cory Booker

for Happy Hour in support of his 2014 re-election effort

Friday, April 25, 2014
5:30 PM
Infusion Lounge
124 Ellis Street San Francisco, CA 94102

Chairs (write/raise): $1,000 (include pre-reception with Senator Booker at 5:00 PM)

Hosts (write/raise): $500 (include pre-reception with Senator Booker at 5:00 PM)

General Admission: $150 | Young Professional: $50 (limited availability for Young Professional tickets)

To RSVP please visit or e-mail Anne at

Cory Booker and Kevin L. Nichols

Cory Booker and Kevin L. Nichols

Atlanta Fundraiser for Congresswoman Barbara Lee is Postponed Until the Fall

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If you are interested in joining the host committee, please email  Many thanks!