Tyler Nixon is a native Delawarean, attorney, activist and public advocate. Educated at Georgetown University and the University of Virginia School of Law, Nixon is a member of both the State Bar of California and the Delaware Bar. He became politically-involved at a very early age as a volunteer for President Reagan’s 1984 re-election campaign and since then has worked for numerous campaigns and political leaders, including as a Pete Dupont for President ’88 New Hampshire Volunteer, a staff assistant to Speaker Newt Gingrich from 1994-95, an aide to Senator Bill Roth in 2000 and a staffer at the 2001 Presidential Transition Team. Nixon also stood as a candidate for the Republican nomination for Lt. Governor in 2004, for Delaware State Senate in 2006, and State House in 2008, in which he was nominated by both the Libertarian and Republican parties.
Nixon practiced law in the public interest in Delaware from 2004 to 2011, focusing efforts on exposing the corruption and excesses of government, particularly in the City of Wilmington, in addition to significant pro bono work for impoverished clients, while maintaining a private law practice focused on financial transactions and small business formation. He is a U.S. Army Infantry enlisted veteran, Airborne qualified, with combat theater service in while stationed in the U.S. Army Berlin Brigade, eventually serving as a commander in the Delaware National Guard.
On his off-time, Nixon works on classic cars as a self-taught expert auto mechanic specializing in restoration of 1961-65 Lincoln Continentals, as well as his current project, a 1966 Ford Mustang passed to him by his grandfather at age 16. Generally, if it involves tinkering with machinery, electronics, home improvement or information technology of any kind, Tyler Nixon enjoys tackling the challenge.