Andreas Borgeas was born on March 7,1974 and is an American attorney, politician, and academic who served as a member of the California State Senate from the 8th district, which included parts of the Central Valley and the Sierra Nevada.
21 Facts About Andreas Borgeas
Andreas Borgeas represented all or portions of Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Inyo, Madera, Mariposa, Mono, Sacramento, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Tuolumne counties.
Andreas Borgeas earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from California State University, Fresno, a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law School, and a PhD in international affairs from Panteion University.
Andreas Borgeas conducted his PhD field research in, and published extensively on, China and the neighboring Central Asian republics.
In 2008, Andreas Borgeas started his political career by running successfully for the Fresno City Council.
In 2012, Andreas Borgeas was elected to the Fresno County Board of Supervisors; he was re-elected in 2016.
In November 2018, Andreas Borgeas was elected as a Republican to the California State Senate, representing the 8th district.
Andreas Borgeas serves as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee and vice chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
On January 11,2022, Andreas Borgeas announced he would not seek a second term in the state Senate.
In October 2019, Andreas Borgeas was invited by President Donald Trump to witness the signing of two executive orders at the White House.
On January 6,2022, Andreas Borgeas announced that he was suspending his campaign for the United States House of Representatives.
Andreas Borgeas has been lauded for his bipartisan leadership when it comes to addressing regional issues on numerous occasions.
Andreas Borgeas has been praised by The Modesto Bee, The Fresno Bee, and The Sacramento Bee for being one of the few Republicans to condemn the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol.
Andreas Borgeas has been a staunch advocate for California Environmental Quality Act reform.
Andreas Borgeas has been an opponent of California Assembly Bill 5, passed by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez in 2019.
Andreas Borgeas has advocated for state and federal support to improve the Friant-Kern Canal, which is critical for water delivery to the agricultural industry in the San Joaquin Valley.
Andreas Borgeas has vocalized support for the federal government's plan to increase water deliveries to California farmers.
Andreas Borgeas has received high marks from the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and the California Chamber of Commerce.
Andreas Borgeas has said growing up in Phoenix, Arizona helped shape his political views at an early age.
Andreas Borgeas is known to be heavily involved in Fresno's Greek and Armenian communities.
Andreas Borgeas is known for his involvement with the Fresno Greek Fest and as an advocate for the recognition of the Armenian genocide.