Senator Andrew Brock was elected to his first term in the North Carolina Senate in the fall of 2002. He is currently serving in his eighth term. Senator Brock is the Chairman of the Natural and Economic Resources Appropiations Committee, Agriculture/ Enviroment/ Natural Resources Committee, Joint Information Technology Oversight Committee. Senator Brock serves as Vice-Chairman of Redistricting. He also serves a member of the Joint Governmental Operations Committee, the Finance Committee, the Senate Rules Committee, Appropriations/Base Budget Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, the Emergency Response and Preparedness Committee, Joint Education Oversight Committee, and the Ways and Means Committee.
On the first business day following his graduation from college, Senator Brock was employed by the Conference on Poverty to work toward welfare reform for the State of North Carolina. He then went on to work for Senator Lauch Faircloth in his re-election campaign for the United States Senate. Seeing his success, former Congressman Bill Cobey hired Brock to work as campaign manager on his campaign for Chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party. He worked for the Republican Party of North Carolina in various capacities. Following his time with the Republican Party, he called upon to work as campaign manager for U.S. Congressman Walter Jones. Senator Brock also worked for the non-partisan Citizens for a Sound Economy, a public policy institute dedicated to providing citizens with economically-sound government. He also served as campaign manager and political consultant for several state-wide and local political campaigns.
Senator Brock graduated Western Carolina University, in Cullowhee, NC, where he majored in Economics and Political Science. While at Western, Brock was active in the Student Government Association, serving first as a senator, then Student Body Vice President, and Student Body President. He was a member of the governing board of the University of North Carolina Association of Student Governments, and was awarded the “Workhorse Award” for his admirable work ethic. He was also a member of the Western Carolina University Board of Trustees and the Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society. He served as Vice-Chairman, and subsequently Chairman of the WCU College Republicans, and Founder of the Public Policy Institute. While a student at WCU, Senator Brock interned in the North Carolina General Assembly as an Assistant Sergeant-At-Arms.
Senator Brock is a life-long resident of Davie County. Burr Brock, Sr., Senator Brock’s grandfather, served in the North Carolina House of Representatives, as well as the Senate. He is a graduate of Davie County High School, and a member of the Farmington United Methodist Church. He served as the church as the Finance Committee Chairman, and has also served as the Assistant Sunday School Superintendent. Senator Brock is the former Chairman of the Davie County Friends of NRA, and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He is also a member of Quail Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, and the National Wild Turkey Federation.
Senator Brock is married to Andrea Gentry of the Pino Community in Davie County and together have two daughters and a son, Scarlett Hope, Stella Faith, and Turner Ward.