Andy was elected via a vacancy committee to represent House District 53 in April of 2021. He was re-elected in November of 2022 and is currently serving in his second term as the State Representative from House District 53. Having been elected as Majority Co-Whip in 2022, Andy serves as a member of the House Majority Leadership team. He also serves on the following committees:
State, Civic, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee
Transportation, Housing, and Local Government Committee
Health Insurance Exchange Oversight Committee
In his time in the legislature, Andy has prioritized legislation that reflects the values and concerns of our community. He has championed bills that address affordable housing, climate change, gun violence prevention, healthcare, transportation, public education and more. In 2023, Andy was been recognized by the Colorado Center on Law and Policy as the Legislative Champion of Economic Justice and Equity. Voces Unidas honored Andy with their 2023 Community Ally award, and Health Care for All Colorado recognized him as the 2023 Legislator of the Year. Andy is also the recipient of the Community Investment Alliance's 2023 Political Impact Award and was recently honored as a Legislative Champion by Young Invincibles.
Andy earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Western Michigan University in 2001 and a Master of Divinity Degree from the Iliff School of Theology in 2013. A former public school teacher in a Title I school, Andy has also worked in the non-profit sector. He was previously ordained as a minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and worked to advance LGBTQ+ rights within the church. He lives in west Fort Collins with his spouse, Stacey, and their three children.