Andy Thomson is running for Florida House of Representatives, District 91 to represent our community in Tallahassee. Elected to the Boca Raton City Council during a special election in August 2018, Andy was re-elected without opposition in March 2020. Andy is a product of Boca Raton – his parents met at Florida Atlantic University in 1967.
Andy currently serves as Vice-Chair of the Boca Raton Community Redevelopment Agency that governs Boca’s downtown. He also serves on the governing board of Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency.
Andy’s experience managing a billion-dollar city budget, reducing taxes, protecting our environment, supporting small businesses and standing up for families and first responders make him the best choice to represent us in the Florida Legislature.
Prior to being elected to the City Council, Andy served on several boardsincluding the Palm Beach County Transportation Planning Agency’s Citizens Advisory Committee, Vice-Chair ofthe City of Boca Raton Education Task Force, and as a member of the City of Boca Raton Community Advisory Panel.
“We need legislators focused on solving problems. I’m a consensus builder and have a record of bringing people together to make a difference.”
In 2020, Andy was chosen to be part of the inaugural Active People, Healthy Nation Champions Institute by Smart Growth America and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help develop Complete Streets in Boca Raton. In 2019, Andy earned the Impact Award from the New Leaders Council Palm Beach for his work leading through political advocacy, and, in 2016, he received the Non-Profit Award from the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County for his pro bono legal work.
Andy took on the challenge to run every street in the city he serves – ALL 475 MILES – by the end of 2021, picking up trash on every single mile. The idea started in late 2019, when Thomson brought a trash bag along during his morning run. That first day evolved into a weekly get together with neighbors and friends to truly get to know every street, neighborhood, and community from the ground up. Thomson’s “Run the City” initiative includes over 400 volunteers who have helped pick up more than 1200 pounds of trash, 525 pieces of PPE plastic and identify over 320 safety improvements. On April 5, 2022, Palm Beach County Mayor Robert Weinroth recognized Thomson and his effort to clean up the city with a Certificate of Recognition from the Palm Beach Board of County Commissioners.
Andy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech, where he played on the Ramblin’ Wreck football team. He received his J.D. from the University of Miami School of Law. He practices law with the Boca Raton law firm of Baritz& Colman LLP, where he helps resolve business disputes. In addition, Andy is an adjunct professor at FAU teaching local and state government.
Andy and his wife Joanna met during their first day of class at the University of Miami and have been together ever since. They got married in 2009 and are proud to raise their five young children in Boca Raton. Andy coaches his children’s baseball, football, basketball and soccer teams.