Andrew possesses substantial expertise in Nevada’s finances, public policy choices and the needs of communities. Andrew was elected to the Nevada State Assembly (2012-2014), representing District 9 (southwest Las Vegas) on November 7, 2012 and served on the Health and Human Services Committee, Judiciary Committee and Legislative Operations and Elections Committee. In that capacity, he worked on over 250 major bills addressing accountability & anti-corruption (AB 327 created confidential whistleblower hotline and mandatory posting on all government and contractor sites; AB 325 sought crackdown on taxi cab “long-hauling”); economy & housing (SB 321 enacted Homeowner Bill of Rights; AB 273 improved state’s Foreclosure Mediation Program); child protection (AB393 expanded rights of child placed in foster care relating to visitation with their siblings, AB 79 created Nevada Early Childhood Advisory Council); civil rights (SJR 13 proposed state constitution amendment requiring recognition of same sex marriages; SB 139 extended hate crimes enhanced sentencing guideless to those targeting transgendered persons).

Andrew was served as a Commissioner on the Nevada Economic Forum (2010-2012) which is an independent panel of five experts who review economic and tax forecasts and then calculate revenue estimates for the state which become legal spending caps.

"Andrew served on the Clark County School District Bond Oversight Committee from 2009-2011 which provides financial, bond and investment oversight of the district’s capital improvement program to ensure accountability.

Andrew served as Clark County Democratic Party Chair (March 2011-August 2011) and First Vice Chair (August 2009-March 2011) we he actively supported increased community outreach.

Andrew’s professional career in public accounting spans over 32 years providing accounting, advisory, audit and tax services to a diverse group of business, individual, governmental, and non-profit clients. In 1994, Andrew founded Martin & Associates, LTD, a CPA firm. Professional accomplishments include:

  • Saving taxpayers $1 million per day as employee of KPMG where Martin co-developed a contractor auditing program for shipbuilders for Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) in 1991.
  • Building a successful CPA firm that provided federal government agencies and public charter schools audit and assurance services. Clients included Executive Office of the President-White House Travel Office, Panama Canal Commission, Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, and U.S. Department of Treasury. Successfully sold audit practice in May 2011.
  • Profiled in July 2004 “Practical Accountant” as firm of the month for his pioneering work on tax planning for same sex couples.
  • Served 10 years as Adjunct Professor of Accounting.

In 1986 Andrew earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and in 1989 completed his Master of Science in Accounting and received the National Association of Accountants Award of Excellence in Graduate Studies. He earned many professional licenses and certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Certified Internal Controls Auditor (CICA) and Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

Andrew is very active in the community serving on nonprofit boards, providing mentoring services and lending his financial expertise to worthy causes. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Helping Our Brothers and Sisters, a non-profit that helps struggling veterans, particularly LGBTQ veterans who served active combat duty in Ira and Afghanistan. He served as a big brother in Big Brother Big Sister program including counseling prisoners set for parole in how to cope with life and become economically viable.