Nick Hawatmeh is Counsel to United States Senator John Kennedy on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he serves as legal and policy advisor to the Senator on issues including nominations, immigration, national security, foreign affairs, criminal justice, and intellectual property.
Prior to this role, he served as Counsel for the Committee on House Administration in the U.S. House of Representatives, where he advised Members of Congress and staff on the regulations and laws pertaining to the use of official resources. Nick has also worked on election law related issues and served as parliamentarian for the Committee on House Administration.
He has a combined 18 years of political and legal experience working in local, state, and national politics and most recently served as Vice Chairman of the Michigan Republican Party and as an appointee of the Governor of Michigan to two boards. Nick holds a Juris Doctor in Law from the University Of Detroit Mercy School Of Law and a Bachelor Degree in political science from Wayne State University. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Arts in Defense and Strategic Studies degree program at the Naval War College.
Nick has experience in international affairs and has participated in delegations to the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. He recently came back from Jordan and Bahrain, where he trained and presented on parliament, democracy building, political campaigns and elections.