Georgia State Representative Andrew "Andy" Welch, District #110, leads constituents with a servant's heart.
Since Welch was elected in 2010, he has been a dedicated public servant for Georgia and his District.
"It has been an incredible experience. I thoroughly enjoy engaging with folks in the district who share their thoughts, concerns, needs and dreams for our State. I am honored and thankful to all who continue to support me to represent our community's best interests in the General Assembly," Welch said.
Recently, Welch took his spirit of service beyond the 110 District and Georgia to Indianapolis, Indiana. Along with Georgia Representatives Tim Barr, Paulette Braddock, Buzz Brockway, Bruce Williamson and Georgia Senator Bill Cowsert, Rep. Welch met with a bi-partisan group of over 100 state legislators representing 33 states at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12, 2014.
The Assembly of State of Legislatures, also known as the Mount Vernon Assembly, gathered to work toward a recommending a set of rules and procedures for a future state-led convention proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The meeting was a continuation of efforts that began on Dec. 7, 2013, at George Washington's historic Mount Vernon estate in Virginia.
As part of the Assembly’s work, the Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to recommend Welch for Chair. of the Applications Subcommittee. Welch accepted the nomination but only after requesting and receiving the blessing of the committee to add Senator Marv Hagedorn from Idaho as Co-Chair.
"Peaches and potatoes can make a good combination," joked Welch.
The Applications Committee will review and determine the validity and effect of all existing applications filed with Congress by the States calling for an Article V Convention.
Welch’s regard for the Constitution and the future of this nation seems tied to his deep family roots in the District he serves. His ancestors were early settlers of Henry and Butts Counties.
“I feel an obligation to my ancestors, who had a hand in building this great State, to work on preserving the freedoms and liberties they enjoyed for the next generation of Welches and Georgians,” said Welch.
When not practicing law in Henry County’s oldest law firm or serving the State, Welch is a husband and father of three. He and his family attend McDonough Presbyterian Church where he serves on the Endowment Committee.