Trusted Conservative / Small Businessman / Navy Veteran
Running to Repeal and Replace Chad Mayes
Andrew Kotyuk is a conservative reformer running for State Assembly. A successful businessman and Navy veteran, he’s served on the San Jacinto City Council since 2010, where he’s also served twice as mayor.
Andrew joined the City Council in the aftermath of the indictment of four councilmembers. He oversaw a forensic audit that helped steer the City back to firm financial footing, eliminating a $4.5 million deficit and was instrumental in reforming the City’s underfunded pension system, requiring government employees to contribute to their own retirement for the first time and protecting taxpayers from the pension crisis that’s impacted so many other cities in California.
One of the region’s leaders on transportation, Andrew has worked to improve our roads and infrastructure, while supporting common sense public transit options that serve our communities and protect taxpayers. He serves as chairman of the board of the Southern California Regional Rail Authority Metrolink, director on the Riverside County Transportation Commission, and is past chairman of the Riverside Transit Authority (RTA). He took a leadership role in managing budgets and fuel hedging programs and his efforts at Metrolink resulted in $8 million in annual savings while his leadership on RTA’s fuel investment program generated millions for the agency.
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served from 1995-99, Andrew was honorably discharged with a Captain’s Excellence Award for Outstanding Service. As Avionics Electronics Petty Officer 2nd Class, Andrew maintained aircraft electronics aboard the USS Bataan, the Flag Ship of the Marine Commandant in command, responsible for 1,500 Marines aboard.
Born and raised in a farming family here in the 42nd District, Andrew’s father was a machinist and his mother was a nurse. Andrew is CEO of Alpha Wealth Management, a financial investment firm, and in 2013, founded a natural gas company, SoCal Propane. A graduate of Cal State University, San Bernardino, he is CIMA certified by the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Andrew lives in San Jacinto with his wife, Amanda, and their three children, and is very involved in the community having served as chairman of the Three Peaks Boy Scouts, president of the Ramona Bowl, and president of the Diamond Valley Arts Council. He’s used his skill in managing budgets to help each of these non-profits stay focused on their core mission by ensuring their financial health.
Leadership Roles Past and Present
- City Council - City of San Jacinto
- Mayor - City of San Jacinto
- Chair - Boy Scouts Three Peaks District
- Principal - Alpha Wealth Management LLP
- Director - Riverside County Transportation Commission
- Director - Riverside Transit Agency
- Director - Southern California Regional Rail Authority Metrolink
- Chairman of the Board – Metrolink
- President - Ramona Bowl
- President - Diamond Valley Arts
- Member, American Legion
- Member, Howard Jarvis Taxpayer's Association
- Life Member, National Rifle Association
- Life Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars