Veterans’ Day 2018, Andrew English, officially announced his candidacy for the Office of Secretary of State. English is a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserves and General Counsel for the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, for the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
“I want to serve as your Secretary of State, because I know Kentucky’s potential is unmatched,” said English. “I would be honored to put my beliefs in teamwork and public service to use for the people of Kentucky. As Secretary of State, I will focus on expanding economic opportunities, fighting voter fraud and advancing us all forward as Team Kentucky.”
English’s dedication to teamwork began at South Oldham High School. He excelled academically and on the football field. After high school, English earned a scholarship to play football at Marshall University and then Hofstra University where he earned a double bachelor’s degree in political science and communications, then obtained a master’s degree in communication.
English returned home to Kentucky to work for then Commerce Secretary, Jim Host, before entering law school. He earned a law degree and a master’s degree in public policy from the College of William and Mary.
During law school, English joined the United States Navy JAG Corp. English has been in the Navy for nearly a decade in a variety of capacities, including serving as a defense attorney for military members, Deputy Staff Judge Advocate for Naval District Washington, and lead prosecutor at the Washington Navy Yard. English deployed to the Persian Gulf aboard the USS Iwo Jima alongside the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. After leaving active duty, English returned home to Oldham County.