Since being elected as State Attorney in 2016 Andrew has fought to reform our local criminal justice system to make Hillsborough safer, protect victims, and promote justice and fairness for all. Andrew has been tough on violent criminals, fraudsters, and repeat offenders who threaten the safety of our neighborhoods. He has utilized innovative reforms and created successful diversion programs to hold low-level offenders accountable while steering them away from the downward spiral of the system. Andrew has expanded problem-solving courts such as drug court, mental health court, and Veterans Treatment court that focus on treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation in order to reduce recidivism rather than further the revolving door of the criminal justice system. He has embraced data-driven approaches that improve safety, cut crime, and save taxpayer dollars. Andrew has emphasized transparency and civic engagement to build trust with the community that he serves.
Prior to being elected in November 2016, Andrew served as a federal prosecutor with the United States Department of Justice. After starting out prosecuting street crime, he spent the majority of his career with the Justice Department prosecuting complex financial fraud all across the country—crimes that victimized retirees, investors, and taxpayers.
As a prosecutor, husband, and father of two daughters, Andrew is committed to protecting Hillsborough County.
My mission as State Attorney is to build safer a community while promoting justice and fairness for everyone. With your support, we’re working to make Hillsborough a safer place to live, work, and raise a family.