Episode 169. David Nicholson – Circuit Court Clerk, Jefferson County, Kentucky
David Nicholson learned the importance of community involvement from his late father, Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge S. Rush Nicholson.
In 1991, David joined the Metro Criminal Justice Commission and, in 1998, became its executive director. The commission, which helps first responders, received millions in grants during this time, including a multi-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, capturing national headlines.
In 2006, and again in 2012, David was elected and re-elected Jefferson County circuit court, clerk. He manages a staff of over 300 employees and operates from eight locations.
David’s community involvement within the Louisville area has a lengthy and robust history. He has served on the Board of Directors for Kosair Charities, the Kentucky Association of Counties, and the National Association of Counties.
David and his wife, Debra, have two children: an attorney and a student at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.