Andrew Govenar is a Partner at Governmental Advocates, Inc., having joined the firm in 2000 as a lobbyist and strategic communications expert. Andrew works on a number of issue areas and has expertise in education, energy, health care, insurance, manufactured housing, sports/entertainment, state procurement, nonprofit/museum funding and workers compensation issues.

Among Andrew's current clients are: Angels Baseball, Autism Speaks, CompPharma, Consumer Health Alliance (CHA), Del Mar Seafoods, ease, Los Angeles Dodgers, Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Oakland Athletics, Office of the Commissioner of Baseball (MLB), San Diego Padres, San Francisco Giants, San Francisco Forty Niners, Volkswagen of America and Western Manufactured Communities Association (WMA)

Prior to joining Governmental Advocates, Andrew served as Deputy Press Secretary to former Speaker of the Assembly Antonio Villaraigosa and before that Andrew held the same position for former Senate President pro Tempore Bill Lockyer. In his professional capacity Andrew was also a Consultant to the Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus, was a Counselor at Nelson Communications Group, a statewide public relations firm, and served as Director of Communications for the California Inaugural Committee for Gray Davis. Andrew is experienced at coordinating legislative advocacy programs, corporate public relations efforts and legislative education initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, professional associations and non-profits. Andrew also has extensive local election expertise having overseen daily operations on a local growth initiative (Measure A) and daily media relations and grassroots coalition efforts on a statewide ballot measure (Proposition 9).

Andrew graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications from California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo.

Andrew lives in Arden Park with his wife Brooke, two daughters, Lily Grace and Annabel Mae and their two golden retriever Gus and Norman.
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