Elective Office: Senate, 2010, current term expires January 2015.
Special Legislative Committees: Co-chair of the Quality Education Council; Joint Select Committee on Education Accountability; Advanced Tuition Payment Committee; Joint Select Legislative Task Force on Baccalaureate Funding Formula; Legislative Energy Horizon Institute.
Boards and Committees: Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition – board member; Evergreen Health Foundation – board member; Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association – board member; Community of Excellence Committee, Redmond.
National Committees: National Caucus of Environmental Legislators
Education: Born in Denver, Andy attended Colgate University, graduating cum laude with high honors in Physics and a second concentration in Computer Science/Mathematics. He was awarded a number of competitive research grants, coauthored several research papers in national scientific journals, and captained the school’s soccer team. Andy received his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Professional Experience: After a stint at a software start-up and earning his MBA, Andy was recruited by Microsoft as a Program Manager in the Windows division. There he designed and managed the development of new software and spent considerable time turning around troubled projects. He also developed new learning and content delivery platforms for K-12 schools.
Personal: A Washington resident for 20 years, Andy lives in Redmond with his wife of 18 years, Molly, and their three children. He enjoys hiking, backpacking and skiing with his family. A sports enthusiast, he has coached his children’s soccer and lacrosse teams from when they were 6 years old. He is a nationally licensed soccer coach and recently guided his daughter’s team to victory in a Washington State Cup.
Civic Activities: Vitally involved in his children’s education, Andy has served as treasurer and president of the local Parent Teacher Student Association. In this capacity, he has spent considerable time in the classroom tutoring and mentoring students, with a special emphasis on helping advanced math students.
A board member since 2006 and former president, Andy is active in the Lake Washington Youth Soccer Association. While president, he worked to bring citizens, property owners and local government together to build nine new athletic fields for the area’s young athletes and returned a historical piece of Sammamish Valley agricultural land to active organic farming.
Awards and Honors: 2011 – ‘Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust’ award from Congressman Dave Reichert for maintaining funding for Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program; Blizzard Award for Extraordinary Commitment, King County Parent Coalition for Developmental Disabilities (The Arc of King County), 2012 – ‘Guardian of Small Business’ award from the National Federation of Independent Business;