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Andrew Janz, Candidate [D, CA-22]
District 22, California


Andrew Janz is a Deputy District Attorney with the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office. Andrew has prosecuted a number of high-profile cases including those against gang members, career criminals, and would-be murderers. He has risen quickly through the ranks of the District Attorney’s office and his most recent assignment was to the Violent Crimes Unit. Andrew attended California State University, Stanislaus where he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. 


In 2007, Andrew was appointed by the Chancellor to a statewide strategic planning commission tasked with mapping the future of higher education in California. He was also selected to attend the prestigious Panetta Institute for Public Policy founded by former CIA Director Leon Panetta. In 2008, he helped coordinate a statewide voter registration campaign with the California State Student Association where nearly 20,000 new students were registered to vote.


After leaving CSU Stanislaus, Andrew attended Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles where he earned his law degree. While there, he was selected to be a member of Law Review and elected by his peers to be the President of the Student Bar Association. Outside of the classroom Andrew was a research assistant to Justice Earl Johnson, Jr. who was instrumental in the creation of the Legal Services Program under President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty”. After law school, Andrew clerked for District Court Judge Carolyn Ellsworth in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Andrew Janz is a member of the Downtown Fresno Rotary Club and the Fresno County Prosecutor’s Association. He is married to Heather Walker Janz who is a small business owner and the President-elect of the Central Valley Chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Heather and Andrew have two dogs.


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