You won’t find the former college cheerleader rooting for Gov. Ron DeSantis with pom-poms in hand, but you will find Conservative Republican State Rep. Alex Andrade pushing DeSantis’ Florida First agenda, and in his spare time, he is still trying to Make America Great Again.
Andrade can almost be described as being to the right of Congressman Matt Gaetz. Because Andrade and Gaetz are very similar in that they prescribe to a less government, no new taxes, build The Wall agenda, Andrade is considered to be the potential heir apparent to Gaetz whenever the firebrand congressman decides to call it a day and kick up his flip flops.
Like most Americans, his bosses run the show at home. We all have a better half that calls the shots at the homefront, it appears as if Andrade’s pooches have a big say in what he does and doesn’t do. Wait, did we mention that Andrade loves him some Ron DeSantis?
Name: Alex Andrade (Twitter)
Political Party: Republican
Position: State Representative, District 2
Committees: Education & Employment Committee, Post-Secondary Education Subcommittee, Secondary Education Subcommittee, Pre-K 12 Appropriations Subcommittee, Professions and Public Health Subcommittee
Education: University of Florida
Major: Advertising, Law|
Policy Goal(s): Refocus our priorities on the core functions of government, and make sure we never adhere to the Biden definition of “infrastructure.”
Top Issue(s): Northwest Florida’s environment and economic stability
Immigration/Border: Build the wall
Tax Reform: No new taxes
Foreign Policy: Make America Great Again
Economy: Get government out of the way of private industry
Hobbies: Playing with my dogs, exploring Pensacola on my bike
Dream Job: Serving the people of House District 2
Favorite Movie: Meet the Parents
Favorite Quote: “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” – Harry S. Truman.
Favorite Sport/Team: Florida Gators
Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Music: Alternative/Country
Favorite Band/Song: Tyler Childers/Follow You to Virgie
What is your family’s constant complaint about you?: I don’t visit enough
In your words, how would you describe the U.S. Congress/State Legislature/ Executive Office?:
U.S. Congress – Useless
Florida Legislature – The opposite of U.S. Congress
Executive Office – Ron Desantis is the greatest governor in America
What is something funny/embarrassing that has happened to you?: I was a cheerleader at the University of Florida for two years. It was a blast!
Tell us more about yourself, anything: I serve on the 1st Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, and used to teach mediation and arbitration at the University of West Florida before I ran for office. I still work as a lawyer at home in Pensacola.