Goshen News, Goshen, IN

March 21, 2011

Local lawyer explores run for U.S. Rep.

Goshen’s Andrew Straw would run as a Democrat


GOSHEN — Goshen attorney and Democrat Andrew Straw has established an exploratory committee for U.S. Representative.

According to a release from Straw, he is considering running for Congress because of his worries about the deficit and job growth and a desire to streamline and shrink the Internal Revenue Service.

“A smaller IRS can function better using technology, and at every turn it can emphasize jobs,” Straw said.

Straw has worked at the Indiana Supreme Court, the Indiana University-Maurer School of Law as an assistant dean and as corporate counsel for philanthropist and government performance expert Alan M. Voorhees. Locally, he was most recently campaign manager for the Indiana State of Representatives candidate Dwight Fish, along with practicing law from his Goshen office.

He was a national finalist in the Imagine E-Government Award competition for a proposal to establish a state and national database network to track domestic violence orders and protect victims.

He has received leadership training from the Council for Excellence in Government in Washington, and is currently president of the Indiana Center for Excellence in Government.

Straw has not yet noted which district he is interested in running in due to pending redistricting efforts at the Indiana Statehouse.

For more information, visit his website at AndrewStraw.com.