TFS Editor-in-Chief Kartik Krishnaiyer had the chance to work with Nick on George Sheldon’s Attorney General’s race. He was impressed and pleasantly surprised to see Nick’s statewide political and fundraising network put in action and his ability to easily build and execute on a communications, fundraising, and political plan. Nick would be a great Grand Marshal for the 2015 St. Pete Pride Celebration and we encourage you to vote for him here: http://www.stpetepride.com/grand_marshal_2015_nominations
Nick Janovsky, Public Relations Director for Smith & Associates, is a veteran in politics, having worked for over ten years, working his way up in the political arena in advisory and senior campaign staff roles on municipal, state, and federal campaigns. Nick began life as a fighter, defending himself and others by pursuing charges against two serial criminals, eventually securing convictions. Nick developed an empathy for the underdog coupled with a fighting spirit that is evident in everything he does.
Nick has blazed trails for others to follow in other arenas: he penned a book, Gay: A New Path Forward. He is the founder and CEO of Strategic Campaigns, LLC. He played indispensable roles leading to victories in the Kevin Beckner campaign, who was the highest ranked LGBTQ official to win public office in Florida at that time. He was the Campaign Manager for Darden Rice, who was the first open lesbian to run for public office in Pinellas. He recently served as Political Director for Alex Sink for Congress Campaign, and as the statewide Political Director for Attorney General Candidate George Sheldon, where he organized the community against the anti-LGBTQ legal attacks from Pam Bondi. He has led speaking tours on equality, commenting and delivering letters on Domestic Partner Registries and Human Rights Ordinances in five major cities in Florida since 2010. Nick has also led several successful business projects, has an extensive management background and is regarded has having stellar business acumen.
Nick is a mentor to six political science students from several Florida universities, nurturing their potential and securing each of them positions on major campaigns. Nick is an active alumnus of the Victory Fund Political training organization and a member of the Stonewall Democrats of Pinellas. Nick is a passionate champion for equal rights for all people, earning the local nickname “Dragon Slayer.”