Dean Andal

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Dean F. Andal (born October 23, 1959, in Salem, Oregon) is a Republican public official and businessman from Stockton, California.

2008 Congressional run[edit]

Andal ran for Congress in 2008 in California's 11th district against incumbent Jerry McNerney.

On November 4, 2008 Jerry McNerney defeated Dean Andal 55% to 45%.


Andal is the founder and President of Andal Communications, a bank and real estate marketing company.

State politics[edit]

He began his public career in 1991, when he won a special election to the California State Assembly. He compiled a conservative record and was assigned the position of chief budget negotiator for his caucus. He was reelected to a full term in 1992, and was named Legislator of the Year by a number of taxpayer organizations. In 1994 he was elected to the California Board of Equalization, a tax board, and he was reelected to a second term in 1998. In 2002, he ran for California State Controller, but lost the Republican primary to California State Senator Tom McClintock.

Post-state politics[edit]

From 2004 to 2008, Andal reentered public life, serving on the Lincoln Unified School Board.


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California Assembly
Preceded by
Pat Johnston
California State Assemblyman, 26th District
Succeeded by
Sal Cannella
Preceded by
Willie Brown
California State Assemblyman, 17th District
Succeeded by
Michael Machado