Andrew is fluently bilingual in both official languages and believes that the leader of the Conservative party should be able to speak to all Canadians.
Andrew has held high-office serving as the Speaker of the House of Commons for four years. He was elected to this important position by his fellow Members of Parliament and was the youngest Speaker in history.
Andrew and his wife Jill live and work in Regina, where they raise their five children, Thomas, Grace, Madeline, Henry, and Mary. He is active in his church and the Knights of Columbus.
In 2004 Andrew ran for Parliament against the longest-serving member of the House of Commons. Andrew won through hard work, staying true to his principles and building a great team. He was re-elected by the people of Regina-Qu’Appelle in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2015. After the 2015 election he served as the Official Opposition House Leader, helping Rona Ambrose lead the charge against Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.
Andrew grew up in Ottawa and moved to Saskatchewan to be with Jill. Andrew studied History and Politics at the University of Ottawa and the University of Regina. Andrew passed the Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker program and started his career in the insurance industry in Regina.
All his life, in politics and out, he has been true to conservative principles. He is a Real Conservative and a Real Leader.