"As Cold Harbor Supervisor, I will fight to preserve the rural
nature and promote the historical significance of Hanover County."
-A. B. Morehead



Andrew with best friend Riley at Cold Harbor National Battle Field.

     I was born on January 16, 1976 in Richmond.  When I was 10 my family moved to Rt. 650 in Mechanicsville (now known as Little Florida Rd.) from Chamberlayne Farms, in Henrico County.  As a young boy, we had several horses and I immediately fell in love with the pastoral scenery of rural Hanover. There was always something to do such as backyard football and basketball, as well as other mischief, with the neighborhood kids.  As a history buff, the aura of Cold Harbor was fascinating to me; it easily lent itself to hours of daydreaming about what must have been going on at that very site in the 1860’s.  It was just short of something out of a Norman Rockwell painting.
     I went to Battlefield Park Elementary for two years, and then to Stonewall Jackson Junior High for one.  I attended Benedictine High School, where I graduated third in my class in 1994.  In 1998, I received a B.A. in Economics from Hampden-Sydney College.  I was at Hampden-Sydney by virtue, ironically enough, of a Patrick Henry Merit scholarship.  After H-SC, I completed an Associate in Applied Sciences degree in Funeral Services from John Tyler Community College in 2001.
     After passing my National and State Board exams later in 2001, I became a proud second generation funeral director.  I am currently employed with my father at Bennett Funeral Home, here in Mechanicsville.  Having worked there part time from the age of 14, and full time for the past nine years, being a funeral director is something that I am very passionate about and take great pride in. 
      I now reside on Old Church Road, about two miles, as the crow flies, from where I grew up.  I have lived in Eastern Hanover almost my entire life.  Old Church is my home.  It pains me to see the rapid decline of this area from the rural Hanover I grew up in and love to an over crowded, traffic burdened suburbia.  Having served the families of Eastern Hanover professionally in their time of need for the past 16 years, I am eager to have the opportunity to serve them publicly in their time of a new, different need.   


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