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Andrew Straw, Candidate [I, IL-8]
District 8, Illinois


Andrew Straw was born on March 19, 1969, at Marine Corps Base Camp LeJeune located in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Straw founded the Disability Party on February 5, 2013, in Indiana. Straw's professional background includes being the founder and president of the Indiana Center for Excellence in Government. He has also worked as a disability rights attorney.


Andrew Straw also worked as a statistical analyst for the Indiana Supreme Court, where he collected and analyzed data for Indiana trial courts with a focus on disabilities in the judicial system. He previously co-chaired the Committee on Education of Bench & Bar for the Virginia State Bar Task Force on Technology, worked as a law clerk for the Hon. Joseph E. Spruill, Jr. in Virginia's 15th judicial district, and served as the assistant dean for international programs at the Indiana University-Maurer School of Law. Straw has two children who live in New Zealand with their mother, Straw's ex-wife.


Location Illinois
Party Independent