Andy Yates, Co-Founder and Senior Partner at Red Dome Group, has over 15 years of winning campaign experience in his home state of North Carolina and across the nation. He has experience at virtually every level of campaigns from Governor to Congress to small town Mayor, as well as in consulting with issue advocacy groups, Fortune 500 companies, small businesses and associations to build support for their causes at the local, state, and national levels.
The 2016 election cycle was an especially successful one for Andy and Red Dome Group. Andy and the Red Dome team had the opportunity to work on national, statewide, congressional and state legislative races in states as diverse as Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon and Virginia as well as with national and state issue groups, associations, educational institutions, and large and small businesses. They experienced a clean sweep in the fall elections with their clients winning all 19 of their races. This followed a very successful primary season where Red Dome clients won 15 out of their 19 primary elections.
During the last year, Andy has also had the opportunity to serve as a consultant on the Program Team for the 2016 Republican National Convention where they developed the entire program for the Convention and as an Associate Executive Produce for Public Events for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Andy’s work in the political real has won acclaim on the local, state and national levels. In 2015, Andy received the prestigious “Rising Star” award from Campaigns and Elections Magazine. Given annually since 1998, this award, “one of the most prestigious honors in the campaign world,” recognizes the top up and coming talent in the political world. “Rising Star” winners have launched dozens of the top political consulting firms and have served in senior positions on the presidential campaigns of every major party nominee since 1992.
Andy is a regular guest on News 14’s Capital Tonight, a statewide news program discussing local, state and national issues and his expertise has also been featured on WCNC NBC 6′s Flashpoint, a weekly political affairs program focusing on important issues in North Carolina. He has been interviewed by numerous news outlets including Politico, Roll Call, The Hill, WECT-6 (NBC), News 14 Carolina, WWAY-3 (ABC) The Charlotte Observer, The Raleigh News & Observer, The Greenville (SC) News, The Wilmington Star News and The Fayetteville Observer. Andy has even been quoted by the internet’s mostly widely known celebrity gossip columnist, Perez Hilton.
Andy is a native of North Carolina and a graduate of Wake Forest University. He presently resides in the Lake Norman area.