Andrew Bates specializes in public affairs and grassroots advocacy.
Prior to joining LS2group, Andrew clerked in the Iowa House of Representatives for Representative Dennis Cohoon. From 2014-2016 Andrew worked as a field organizer and then regional field director with the League of Conservation Voters, an environmental non-profit group with offices across the country. His work included building public support for the Clean Power Plan and connecting Iowans with their federal and state-level elected officials.
Andrew gained valuable experience at the University of Iowa. As a student, he interned in Congressman Dave Loebsack’s Iowa City office and the University of Iowa Office of Governmental Relations. These internships allowed him to develop his public policy and grassroots organizational skills. He also served as president of his residence hall and volunteered with the University of Iowa Alumni Association. Andrew graduated from the University of Iowa in 2013 and received Bachelor of Arts degrees in journalism and mass communication and political science.