Andrews Heads Back to Hill

Posted February 13, 2009 at 8:57am

Ford Motor Co.’s top Democratic lobbyist Bruce Andrews is headed back to Capitol Hill to work for Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) as general counsel to the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.

Andrews, who begins his new job in March, spent seven years on the Hill, including three as legislative director to Rep. Tim Holden (D-Pa.). He has been with Ford’s Washington, D.C., office for the last two years.

“It’s something that, when I left the Hill 11 years ago, that I always intended to go back,” Andrews said of the decision.

Andrews joined Ford after a stint at Quinn Gillespie & Associates. Prior to that, he worked as an attorney at Arnold & Porter.

Andrews is the latest lobbyist to head back to the Hill. His former Quinn Gillespie colleague Jeff Connaughton left the firm in late January to become chief of staff to freshman Sen. Ted Kaufman (D-Del.).