Andrew brings more than 10 years of political and legislative experience to Lamar Consulting. His firm works with organizations and businesses of all sizes to develop and advocate for good public policy in Virginia, representing clients on issues related to energy, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, economic development, taxation, and more. Prior to forming the company in 2012, Andrew served as Policy Advisor and Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs to the Governor of Virginia. In that role, he helped develop legislative strategy and oversaw coordination between the Governor’s Office, the Cabinet and the General Assembly to advance the Governor’s policy agenda. He advised the governor on policies related to energy, natural resources, technology, veterans’ affairs, and homeland security.
Andrew’s extensive background in Virginia state government and politics includes working for Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, William J. Howell. He also worked as a Government Affairs Associate for Rhumb Line in Richmond from 2007 to 2009 before serving on the record setting McDonnell for Governor campaign in 2009. Lamar has consulted for many successful candidates for office in the House of Delegates and Senate of Virginia. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia and is a Linwood Holton Fellow graduate of the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. Andrew lives in Midlothian with his wife Marit, their daughter Betsy Ann and son Brooks.