Andrew grew up a stone’s throw from Cambridge’s city limits, on Moose Lodge Road, attended Countryside Christian School through 8th grade, then transferred to Chesapeake Christian School in Easton to complete his primary and secondary studies. As a child and teen, he continued to watch Cambridge lurch forward, finding limited success in its business community, only to see the progress of the community slowed or halted by the decisions of leaders who failed to take a broad-minded, open approach to governance. Controversial decisions, often made in haste, led to outcomes for Cambridge that failed to benefit the community at large. During this time, Andrew became interested in government, and in how it might help bridge the gap between Cambridge’s present and its future. As a teen, Andrew spent a year interning with Maryland Senator Richard F. Colburn, working in his district office, traveling to work in Annapolis, and assisting on his 2006 reelection campaign.
Andrew spent several years working at his uncle’s automotive repair business, Roy Bradshaw’s Body Shop, before going on to attend the Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania. Andrew earned degrees in Political Science, History, and Law & Society, as well as a minor certificate in Labor Studies and Employment Relations at Penn State, graduating magna cum laude with a 3.91 GPA, and having been named to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the nation’s oldest, as well as one of its most prestigious, honor societies. Andrew was also 2015’s Penn State Outstanding Adult Student Award recipient, an honor bestowed upon one Penn State learner above age twenty-four who has overcome difficulty and hardship to become a leader in the Penn State community.
At Penn State, Andrew was a leader. He worked as a government and university administration reporter for the Daily Collegian, Penn State’s student newspaper that, at the time, was winning national awards and accolades for its coverage of the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. As a sub-chair on the University Park Allocation Committee, he led the decision-making for the distribution to student groups, university services, and other campus enhancements of a $3.8 million annual budget derived from student activity fee funds. As the Student Fee Committee UPAC representative, he assisted in determining annual student fee levels across all campuses in the Penn State system, and in budgeting the distribution to individual campuses and university organizations of the more than $6 million annually collected by the fee. Finally, as a member of the Penn State Student Philanthropy Council, Andrew directed the Golden Lion Campaign, a student-administered scholarship fund. Andrew was named a Maryland Public Service Scholar, and received a prestigious internship in Governor Larry Hogan’s Legislative Office. He also received a Governor’s Citation for his dedication to public service.
Following graduation, Andrew returned to the Eastern Shore. He went back to work assisting in the growth of his family’s business, Roy Bradshaw’s Body Shop, as it spun-off the Bradshaw’s Towing division, and as it began entering the heavy-duty towing and heavy-equipment hauling fields. During this time, he also assisted with the establishment and growth of a sister-business, 1st Choice Environmental Services. Both grew quickly, adding nine employees across the companies to their payrolls between 2017 and 2020. Under Andrew’s guidance, the businesses have become great contributors to the Cambridge community, helping to sponsor and grow events in Cambridge and throughout Dorchester County.
Andrew’s dedication to Cambridge goes beyond his business relationships. He serves as co-chairman of the Rescue Fire Company Train Garden, sharing his passion for model railroading with thousands of members of the Cambridge community annually, while helping continue a Cambridge tradition with more than eight decades of history. His time with the Train Garden led Andrew to pursue firefighting. He is a probationary-active member of Rescue Fire Company, and has become one of the company’s top-responding members, responding to assist on building fires, automotive collisions, medical calls, and other emergencies. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance, working to preserve the history of the Handsell site, where Native-Americans, European whites, and both enslaved and free Black Americans have had settlements over the course of many centuries. He worked with Delegate Johnny Mautz on his 2018 reelection campaign, assisting with tasks throughout Cambridge and Dorchester County.
After living briefly in Easton following his graduation from Penn State, then moving into a Downtown Cambridge apartment, Andrew purchased a home in Cambridge’s historic district. He resides there with his partner, Natalee Tubman, and their two dogs, Stella and Barren.