Andy Brown, Chairman
Andy Brown is a life long Austinite, community advocate and successful attorney. Since his election as Chair of the Travis County Democratic Party in 2008, Andy has raised over $1.4 million for the Democratic Party, helping win contested races in Travis County for the Democratic candidates. While much of Texas suffered devastating losses in 2010, Travis County won every county-wide race, helped Bill White win every single State Representative district in Travis County and helped significantly increase straight ticket turnout in Congressman Doggett’s district over 2006 levels in 21 key precincts–all while saving funds to smoothly run the Party in the 2011 interim. Andy brings years of organizing experience to the Travis County Democratic Party-he has served as Lloyd Doggett’s campaign manager, as a grassroots field organizer for political campaigns and causes, as Executive Director of the 21st Century Democrats in Texas, and as a candidate for State Representative.
Andy grew up in Austin, graduating from McCallum High School, and has been an active Democrat his whole life. He blockwalked for Ann Richard’s campaign against George W. Bush in 1994. Afterwards, Andy moved to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, where he helped a successful grassroots campaign led by nonprofit Aire Puro to get rid of leaded gasoline in Honduras, Central America. In 1996, he was a field organizer for the Texas Democratic Party, responsible for setting up coordinated campaigns in 84 counties across the state.
Later, he served for two years as Executive Director of the 21st Century Democrats, where he had the responsibility of, among other things, making payroll every month. He was also an organizer in Hidalgo County for the Vote No on Prop 12 campaign to help protect the Texas Constitution from big business. In 2004, when Congressman Lloyd Doggett’s district was redrawn to extend from Travis County to Hidalgo County, Andy took a leave from his job as a lawyer and organized for Lloyd in McAllen, and later became his campaign manager in Travis County.