Andy has been involved in political campaigns at every level for the past 15 years, providing hands-on strategy and analysis to legislative and business leaders. For the past four election cycles, he has managed multi-million dollar campaigns for the Colorado House and Senate Caucuses.
Andy has built a history of demonstrated success, most notably flipping control of the Colorado State Senate during the 2014 election cycle and the Colorado House during the 2010 election cycle. Even in 2008, when the political environment for Republicans was at a low point, Andy managed the effort that resulted in Colorado House Republicans picking up seats. This marked the first time in 14 years that Republicans in Colorado had gained seats in the legislature. Working hand-in-hand with the Republican state party in Colorado, Andy has also played an integral role in candidate recruitment efforts at the state level for the last eight years.
In 2013, Andy served as the general consultant to the successful grassroots opposition to a billion dollar tax increase in Colorado. Despite being outspent 12 to 1 by the proponents of the tax increase, the measure failed by over 30 points.
Andy was also part of the team that, also in 2013, successfully recalled two Democratic state Senators in Colorado Springs and Pueblo for their unpopular support of overreaching gun control legislation.
In 2011, Andy led Republican efforts to influence the redistricting and reapportionment of Colorado’s congressional and state legislative districts. The data and analysis he provided proved invaluable in informing the process and successfully securing a new map that gives a statistical advantage to Republicans in the Colorado Senate.
Previously, Andy served as the statewide field director for U.S. Rep. Bob Schaffer’s 2004 Colorado U.S. Senate race. In 2005, he managed a statewide ballot initiative campaign in Colorado. He also served as the primary consultant for GOTV operations for the Colorado Republican Committee in 2006.
Andy is a native of Kentucky and spent his formative years in South Carolina where he started his political career as a volunteer for U.S. Sen. Strom Thurmond’s 1996 reelection campaign. In 2002, Andy moved to Colorado where he met his wife, Rachel, they currently live in Denver.