Andrew Joyce (D)
Albany County Legislative District 9
Andrew Joyce is serving his first term on the Albany County Legislature, representing Albany County's 9th Legislative District, spanning sections of Albany, Slingerlands and North Bethlehem.
Andrew is a combat Veteran, having served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. As an enlisted soldier, Andrew drove 5,000 gallon fuel tankers in and out of Baghdad International Airport to points south in Iraq in the early days of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. After returning home, Andrew earned his Bachelor's Degree in Communications and Political Science, and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the NY Army National Guard.
In 2007, Andrew deployed to Afghanistan where he oversaw access control and security at Coalition Forward Operating Bases.
Andrew also serves his community here at home. He received the NYS Humane Service Medal for his response to Tropical Storm Irene. He also deployed to Staten Island during the response for Superstorm Sandy.
Andrew is a Life Member of the Sheehy-Palmer VFW and a Master Degree member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians' Division 5 in Albany. He's served on the City of Albany's Public, Educational and Government Access Oversight Board (PEGAOB). He is also a communicant of Mater Christi Parish in Albany.
He is a graduate of Bishop Maginn High School and Marist College.
Andrew is a Critical Infrastructure Analyst with the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. He and his wife Jennifer reside in Albany with their son, Colton.