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CONTACT:  Julian Babbitt                                                                                                PHONE: (714) 453-0900


TUSTIN, CA – The Republican Party of Orange County called on Lake Forest City Councilman Adam Nick to resign today amid revelations that he fraudulently claimed to be a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and recently offered to resign his seat if it could be proven that he wasn’t a licensed CPA.

“The most important duty of every elected official is to preserve the public trust,” said Chairman Fred Whitaker. “Adam Nick breached that trust in a very serious way when he willfully misrepresented his credentials.


Adam Nick had claimed on his campaign website that he was a CPA. The California Board of Accountancy (CBA) notified Adam Nick through an official letter that it had no record of ever issuing a CPA license to him. To view the letter, please click here.

Adding insult to injury, Adam Nick voluntarily offered to resign his city council seat if any evidence that he wasn’t a CPA could be produced. His offer was made on a local news website and can be viewed by clicking here.

Chairman Fred Whitaker continued: “This latest development is just another example of Adam Nick’s reckless behavior and continual ethical lapses as an elected official. He promised to vacate his seat on the Lake Forest City Council if it could be proven that he wasn’t a licensed CPA – and now we have that proof. For the good of the residents of Lake Forest and the Republican Party of Orange County, I call on Adam Nick to keep his word and resign.”

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