Andrew Hosmer was elected to the New Hampshire State Senate in 2012. Over his four-year tenure, he served on the Finance, Ways and Means, and Commerce Committees.
Playing a prominent role in many key policy-making decisions, Andrew crafted a unanimously approved state budget – an impossible task unless you’re able to bring all stakeholders together and find bipartisan compromises. It’s no surprise that he was awarded "Legislator of the Year" by New Hampshire’s National Association of Social Workers and “Champion of Business” by the New Hampshire Business & Industry Association. He would go on to spend his last two years in the Senate as the Democratic Caucus leader.
The highlight reel is impressive. He led work on a bipartisan infrastructure plan, upgrading I-93. He was the prime sponsor of several pieces of bipartisan, landmark legislation that would go on to become law. This includes a first-in-the-nation bill repealing sub-minimum wages for the disabled, a bill that modernized investment vehicles for domestic insurers, and legislation addressing critical updates to New Hampshire’s trust laws. On the Joint Legislative Taskforce on the Opioid Epidemic, he took on one of the most complex policy issues in our region.
It goes without saying. But we’ll say it anyway. With his extensive experience as a policy leader, Andrew knows how to craft effective legislation, how to navigate New Hampshire’s regulatory agencies, and how to collaborate with legislators, advocates, non-profits and private businesses to identify common ground and deliver results. With two decades of managing the family’s company, AutoServ, he’s more than just a political strategist. He also understands business.
Andrew is a trustee and past chair of the Holy Trinity Endowment Trust of St. Joseph’s Church, coaches youth soccer and basketball in Laconia, and founded Navigating Recovery of the Lakes Region, the first community recovery organization of its kind in central New Hampshire.
A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, and Suffolk University School of Law, Andrew and his wife Donna live in Laconia with their four children and dog Jack.