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Senior Policy Advisor
Andrew Hosmer served in the New Hampshire State Senate from 2012-2016. While in the Senate, he served on the Finance Committee, Ways and Means Committee, and the Commerce Committee. From 2014-2016, he was the Democratic Caucus leader.
While serving in the Legislature. Andrew played a prominent role in many key policy-making decisions, including crafting a unanimously approved state budget and bringing legislators and interest groups together to find bipartisan compromises. For his legislative work, Andrew was awarded the National Social Workers (New Hampshire Chapter) Legislator of the Year in 2015 and commendation from the New Hampshire Police Standards and Training Council. Andrew was named “Champion of Business” by the New Hampshire Business & Industry Association in 2013, successfully worked on a bipartisan infrastructure plan that resulted in upgrades to I-93, was the prime sponsor of legislation that modernized investment vehicles for domestic insurers, and helped lead efforts to update New Hampshire’s trust laws. Andrew was appointed to the Joint Legislative Taskforce on the Opioid Epidemic, which modernized New Hampshire narcotic statutes and provided targeted resources to prescription monitoring and addiction treatment and recovery programs. Andrew also worked closely with municipal, state and federal law enforcement agencies to improve statewide and regional interdiction programs. All of these efforts received widespread bipartisan support and were signed into law. In addition, Andrew was the prime sponsor of first-in-the-nation landmark legislation that repealed subminimum wages being paid to the disabled.
Given his wide breadth of experience in state government, Andrew has an intimate knowledge of how effective policies can be crafted, how to work with regulatory agencies that oversee various programs, and how to work collaboratively with legislators, non-profits and private businesses to identify common sense solutions.
Aside from his two decades of management experience in his family’s business, AutoServ, Andrew is a trustee and past chair of the Holy Trinity Endowment Trust of St. Joseph’s Church and coaches youth soccer and basketball in Laconia. Andrew has previously served on the Concord Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Belknap County Economic Development Council. Andrew and his family are active in the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce, the Lakes Region United Way, Lakes Region Community Services, the Winni Playhouse, Lakes Region General Hospital and the Laconia Boys and Girls Club. He is the founding member of Navigating Recovery for the Lakes Region, the first community recovery organization for Substance Use Disorder in central New Hampshire.
Andrew is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst where he received his B.A. and Suffolk University School of Law where he received his J.D. Andrew and Donna live in Laconia with their four children and dog Jack.