Why I'm Running

I am a proud American and Democrat who believes we are endowed with certain unalienable rights, among which are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness with equality and justice for all. When any form of government becomes destructive, it is the Right of the People to stand up and expect these values to be upheld. I am a wife, a mother, a Software Engineer, but above all, I am an American. I am running to protect our American values, for us to be indivisible, for our liberties to be protected, and to ensure equality and justice for all.

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Meet Andie

Andie is a native of Livingston Parish who grew up in a working class family. Her father, from Port Vincent, is an iron worker and her mother, from Morgan City, is a hairdresser and business owner. One of Andie's fondest memories as child was going to Thibodaux every year with her family for Mardi Gras and playing outside of Nicholls at John L. Guidry Stadium. Andie's work ethic and grit comes not by chance, but from the lessons she learned growing up in a hard working Louisiana family. She is now a Software Engineer, a wife, and a mother of four.

Andie studied Computer Engineering at ITI Technical College and has a degree in Information Systems. She has over 15 years of experience in software engineering and development, programming, data analysis, and team collaboration in the software development life cycle. Andie works as an engineer for an industry leading company that develops high end software solutions.

Andie's deciding factor for entering the race was the moment her ninth-grade daughter came to her in tears after the shooting at Parkland High School in Florida, asking for her help to be heard. As the wife of a part-time police officer in a gun-owning southern Louisiana family, it was a moment of clarity when she heard her 15-year-old daughter's speech at the March For Our Lives in Baton Rouge. Her daughter pleaded to her mother for help to feel safe again. Her daughter's courageous words made her realize something must be done to protect America's children - our children - from more carnage. In that moment, she realized she had to run.

Andie is a patriot that loves her country, and a gumbo runs through her veins. She is devoted to Louisiana that is proud to be among the many citizens standing up to Congress. Andie is ready to take a stand against corporate-owned politicians who are taking away the power of everyday Americans, handing over our unalienable rights to their corporate donors.

Andie and her husband, Shawn, live in Livingston Parish, with their son, Blake, and three daughters, Lori, Grace, and Faith.