Andrew Boardman is special assistant to the president at Bipartisan Policy Center, where he coordinates efforts involving policy, communications and development. A product of public education, Boardman graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in economics. In his senior year, he wrote a thesis on the history and impact of Rhode Island’s state-level earned income tax credit. He presented his research findings before the Rhode Island House Finance Committee and Senate Finance Committee. While at URI, he also worked as a research assistant to Professor Robert Van Horn, with whom he co-authored a paper on the development of the Chicago School of economics.
From 2017 to 2019, Boardman served on the boards of the Young Democrats of Rhode Island and the College Democrats of Rhode Island. In these roles, he worked to support more than a dozen electoral and legislative campaigns, including successful efforts to enact a tuition-free college program and preserve net neutrality. He was selected as a 2018 Truman Scholar for his dedication to public service leadership. He also served as a 2018 Mayoral Fellow for Mayor Jorge Elorza of Providence, Rhode Island, where he developed strategies to improve the equity and efficiency of the city’s procurement process.
Although he now lives in Washington, DC, Boardman remains a frequent commentator on Rhode Island politics and policy. His writings on tax and budget policy, land use policy, family policy and more have been published in outlets such as the Providence Journal, Uprise RI and the URI Good 5 Cent Cigar. He has been interviewed by the Bartholomewtown Podcast, the Independent and the URI Good 5 Cent Cigar.