Andy Baan

Key Facts

Party Republican
Status Challenger

Background

Andy Baan graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a bachelor’s degree, Penn State Dickinson Law with a law degree, the Naval War College with a master’s degree in national security and strategic studies, and Norfolk State University with a master’s degree in cybersecurity. Baan is an Eagle Scout, and from 1980 to 2010, he served in the U.S. Navy, retiring as a captain. While on active duty, he served in the Iraq War, earning a Bronze Star, and was selected as a commanding officer in the Navy Reserve six times. He was an Intelligence Officer during the first Gulf War and served as the Operations Officer at the NATO Headquarters in Norfolk. He then became a defense contractor and has additionally worked as a felony prosecutor. Baan currently works as a cybersecurity consultant.

Key Issues

Reproductive Rights

Baan is pro-life and supports laws that oppose abortion.

Election Security

Baan supports voter ID laws.

Public Health

Baan is against mask and vaccine mandates and opposes verification of vaccine records.

Education

Baan prioritizes the opinions of parents in determining the education of youths and wants to eliminate the influence of teachers’ unions on public schools.

Economy

Baan wants to reduce taxes and place less regulations on small businesses.

Border Security

Baan opposes illegal immigration and wants to strengthen border security laws.

Foreign Policy

Baan is against U.S. cooperation with Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea.

Endorsements

No current endorsements

Sources

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