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Andrew H. Doerr Government Policy Advisor

Andrew H. Doerr is an accomplished government affairs professional, bringing 20 years of lobbying, legislative and political experience to Dykema’s Lansing office. At Dykema, he focuses on issues related to: energy, insurance, procurement, regulated industries, corrections, education, local government, nonprofit representation, the Liquor Control Code, licensing, gaming, taxation, procurement and matters dealing with the Department of State among others. He is experienced in review, analysis and drafting of proposed legislation and has testified before numerous House and Senate Committees.

Prior to joining the firm Mr. Doerr served as Deputy Legislative Director and Legislative Liaison for Secretary of State Ruth Johnson. In this role he served as a conduit to Secretary Johnson to both the legislature and the Governor’s administration. He was responsible for the Secretary’s legislative agenda, including legislative drafting, moving bills through the legislative process, and implementation. Andrew also spent eight years serving as Senator Alan Sanborn’s (R-Macomb) Chief of Staff. Focusing on public policy related to the Senators role as Chairman of the Economic Development and Regulatory Reform Committee along with office and personnel management. During his time with Senator Sanborn he also helped manage numerous political campaigns.

Mr. Doerr came to Dykema with years of direct lobbying experience, having served as the Legislative and Political Director for the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL). While there he oversaw the MCUL’s legislative team and worked to promote legislation that benefited credit unions and their industry at both the state and federal level. He was also responsible for PAC fundraising, Grassroots coordination and member advocacy efforts.

Experience

Oversaw a successful multi-year legislative effort to re-write, modernize and streamline the Michigan Credit Union Act.

Directed  successful legislative efforts to re-write a great deal of the Michigan Liquor Control Code to provide for expanded flexibility and greater opportunities for both manufacturers, distributors and retailers alike.

Oversaw successful efforts to implement legislation to rewrite the Michigan Essential Insurance Act to provide both greater consumer protections but also increased flexibility for insurers.

Organized over two dozen legislative “hike the hill” or Capitol hill visits at both the state and federal level that involved well over 1000 participants to promote direct grassroots activism.

Helped negotiate a  legislative compromise between manufacturers and auto dealers during rewrite of  PA 118 (Dealer Franchise Act).  

Community/Civic Activities

  • Michigan State University, Institute for Public Policy and Social Research, Michigan Political Leadership Program, Graduate Fellow
  • Michigan Life & Health Insurance Guaranty Association, Board of Directors, Member
  • Financial Health Community Impact Fund, Board of Directors, Member
  • Youth Sports Coach (Baseball and Basketball)