THE FLORIDIAN: State Rep. Andrew Learned

THE FLORIDIAN: State Rep. Andrew Learned

What's burning?

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
June 25, 2021

When he's not burning his family's breakfast, serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve, or tutoring kids in Tampa,  State Rep. Andrew Learned (D) is busy finding some other meal to burn, as his family will attest to his lack of cooking skills. According to one legislative staffer, who asked that we keep his name out of this post, Rep. Learned can even find a way to burn water. Word is his amigo in the legislator, Rep. Dan Daley is also a "gifted" cook.

Name: Andrew Learned (site)

Political Party: Democrat

Position: District 59

Elected: 2020

Committees: Judiciary, Criminal Justice, Justice Appropriations, Early Education

Former: Small Business Owner and Navy Officer

Military/Rank: US Navy, LCDR

Born: 8/4/86

Spouse: Amanda

Children: Flynn and Lola

 Education: University of Tampa

Major:   Economics and Government and World Affairs (double)

Policy Goal(s): Veterans, Education, Healthcare

Top Issue(s): Jobs, Clean Energy, Marijuana

Immigration/Border: Meh, not a state issue

Tax Reform: I voted against the new Republican Sales Tax

Foreign Policy: We should have one

Economy: Support

 Hobbies: Cycling

Dream Job: Stay at home dad and semi-professional cyclist

Favorite Movie: The Martian

Favorite Quote: Some men see things as they are and ask, “Why?” I dream things that never were and ask, “Why not?” -Robert Kennedy

Favorite Sport/Team: All things Tampa Bay and EF Pro Cycling

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Music: EDM

Favorite Band/Song: Lumineers

What is your family’s constant complaint about you?: Bad cooking

In your words, how would you describe the U.S. Congress/State Legislature/ Executive Office?: Brandon, Riverview, and parts of Tampa, Valrico and Seffner.

Tell us more about yourself, anything: I’m still a member of the US Navy Reserve having completed my five years of active service and I own a small tutoring company in Brandon called GradePower Learning.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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