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Nikki Check

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Nikki is a second-generation Arizonan, born and raised in Yavapai County. She grew up in Prescott, spent her teenage years in Chino Valley, and moved to the Verde Valley in 2008, where she has spent the last 16 years. She currently resides in Jerome with her 9-year-old son Ryan.  


Nikki studied agriculture at both Yavapai College and Prescott College which led to a career in the Verde Valley wine industry. She started as a field laborer in 2008 and moved into a vineyard manager role with Merkin Vineyards. Shortly thereafter, she began teaching vineyard courses at Yavapai College, became the founding director of the Southwest Wine Center at Yavapai College, and helped many people establish vineyards throughout the state through her business Arizona Vineyard Consulting. 


Nikki has been a long-time local leader dedicated to providing public service, fiscal accountability, and sustainable economic development. In October of 2011, Nikki was appointed to the Jerome Town Council and in the following spring election she served as Mayor of Jerome for a term of two and a half years. In 2016, she made a run for the State Senate, nearly winning the Legislative District 6 seat. Nikki has also served on several non-profit boards including the former Verde River Basin Partnership (now Friends of the Verde River), The Verde Valley Wine Consortium, and the Verde Valley Forum for Public Affairs. She is a 2012 (class IV) Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Academy Fellow. 

Why I am running to be your County Supervisor

I am running because I believe that our communities are wonderful, unique places to live and to visit, and that they deserve a supervisor who is willing to go to bat for them. Currently, our district contributes the most tax dollars to the County and our priorities have not been adequately represented in the budget. It's time to get a voice for back for District 3 which includes Sedona, Village of Oak Creek, Cottonwood, Clarkdale, Jerome, Verde Villages, Verde Santa Fe, Quail Springs, and Perkinsville. 

When elected, I will show up everyday and advocate for policies and a budget that will keep both our district, and Yavapai County as a whole, vibrant and thriving. I will take a collaborative approach with local leaders and community members to ensure that what we love about our home continues to flourish as, together, we approach the challenges and opportunities that arise in our communities. 


            Nikki Check

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