Meet Herman "Drew" Andrews
Drew Andrews is a retired veteran who served in the Army for 21 years. During his service, he participated in many humanitarian missions helping underdeveloped countries around the world with healthcare and community development.
He is now a community organizer who speaks out against voter suppression, wage stagnation, poor healthcare, and discrimination in any form. He is also an advocate for small business and entrepreneurs and assists in creating financial and coaching opportunities to help them growwithin their communities. Drew also continues to address Police Reform and Accountability in our communities. He has been influential in developing an action plan to mend the fractured relationship between the Community and the police. Drew has been recognized for his outstanding work to end injustices occurring in the community.
Currently, Drew serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations such as: Clayton County Economic Development Authority (DACC), The Friends of Clayton County Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), and The Atlanta Policing Alternative Diversion Initiative (PAD). He has been inducted into ‘Who’s Who in Black Atlanta’ listed as one of the most influential people in the city.
Drew is a graduate of Wayland Baptist University with a Bachelor of ScienceDegree in Healthcare Administration. He has also earned an MBA in Marketing from Clark Atlanta University. Drew is a successful entrepreneur and serves as an Advertising, Marketing, and Political Consultant as well as speaks nationally.
Drew is a member of Tabernacle of Praise Church International (Jonesboro, Ga Campus), and a proud member of the Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity, Inc. He is also a member of the Urban League, and is the first male President of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Guild.
Drew is the doting older brother to three siblings and a loving father to Cory, Jordan, Torayn, and Kayla.
New Leadership for a New Clayton County!
Clayton County needs a new type of leader; one who can move the dial from complacency to innovation, a leader that is built “community strong”, and has the capacity to unite residents with a fiery passion for the collective progress and communal uplift. A leader who will take the concerns of the over 60,000 residents of district 75 to the Georgia statehouse and will not stop until their needs are met.
I want to let you know… that I Herman “Drew” Andrews is that “community strong” leader for District 75.
Let’s be honest, thousands of people across our county are struggling from the impacts of the pandemic, rising gas price, extreme housing costs, inordinate levels of inflation, and sky rocketing healthcare costs. For a county that is already behind in every metric compared to the metro area, these changes impact us even more. When Atlanta gets a cold Clayton County catches the flu! Did you know that 18% of residents within District 75 fall below the poverty line? Over 15,490 of those residents are children and 27.8% of them classified as being in poverty. Nearly a third of our kids are growing up impoverished in our district. The question becomes, who is fighting for them? …….I will!
I will fight for our children, our community by being organized, strategic, and proactive about making the changes we want to see. I am committed to building neighbor to neighbor relationships, provide transparency through constant communication, and build life changing policy and programs through the continual collection of neighborhood input and mass communal participation. And even if the state doesn’t want to sign the bills we propose into law, we the community have the capacity to make that change.
So you may ask “Drew” I hear you! You want to help the community, but what do you stand for? Well I have four points and to be honest my first point is YOU! The community. While I have a strong understanding of what our district needs and innovative ideas on policies which we can implement today, my first priority is You.
This means that as your representative I will continually develop forums and mediums for you to express your needs and for me to collect your concerns that need to be delivered to the state house. Therefore, my top goal is to ensure that I continually collect, synthesize, and convert your concerns into tangible polices that can be passed within the house.
Point two: I stand for workers, I stand for the men and women of this community who work two three jobs to make daily bread, the single heads of households who raise children alone and balance a career, the young people who want to become entrepreneurs, but just need a little push. This means I will create bills that support increases in wages, expansion of free childcare, decreases in the exorbitant cost of healthcare, and putting caps on skyrocketing rents. My policy agenda will revolve around policies that increase the quality of life our resident and ensure our workers are protected and equipped to earn a decent living.
Point three are our most vulnerable populations, these are our children, our elderly, disabled, our underemployed, those groups who need our voices the most. My goal is to push policy that helps bring our education system to the 21st century, builds infrastructure and services that is equipped for an aging population, and eliminate barriers to employmImpactful HelpFilent for our underemployed. Studies show the most effective way to reduce crime is by ensuring economic development opportunities are accessible for all.
My last point is the future. This means that I am leaning forward and creating policy to prepare for a shifting and uncertain future. This means building climate resilient infrastructure so that our district and our county will be prepared for a changing climate, this means fighting for the creation of local food systems to address our many food deserts and prepare for a uncertain distribution system, and this also means working to increase alternative forms of mobility within our district so we don’t have to be so car dependent in world with rising energy costs.
So my friends, now you know. I’ve shared with you what we are up against, but I have also shared with you what we can do if we work together. At the end of the day I am but one man, but together we are 60,000 strong.We are community strong, A Vote For DREW is a VOTE FOR YOU!