Andy Matthews took office as Nevada's 23rd state Controller on Jan. 2, 2023.
Prior to his election as Controller, Andy spent his professional career in the public-policy arena as an advocate for fiscal responsibility, individual liberty, and accountable, transparent government.
From 2011-2015, Andy served as President of the Nevada Policy Research Institute, a think tank that promotes market-oriented reforms and solutions to Nevada’s public-policy challenges. Among the organization’s priority areas during Andy’s tenure were the promotion of responsible tax and budgetary policies, choice-based education reforms, and enhanced citizen access to information on government spending.
From 2020-2022, Andy represented Assembly District 37 in the Nevada Legislature. He served on the Assembly committees on Government Affairs, Health and Human Services, and Legislative Operations and Elections. During the 2021 Legislative Session, Andy introduced several bills designed to increase government efficiency, accountability, and transparency.
For his work during the 2021 Session, Andy was named the Policy Champion of the Year by the Nevada chapter of Americans for Prosperity, and he was the Nevada Assembly’s recipient of the Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business.
In addition to serving the people of Nevada, Andy’s passions include travel, the acoustic guitar, exercise, classic movies, baseball, cigars, and studying American and world history.
A native of Massachusetts and a graduate of Boston University, Andy has lived in Nevada since 2006. He and his wife, Valerie, live in Las Vegas.