If the Republicans Were Smart
They would take a good long look at this guy:
Syracuse businessman Robert Andrews, vice president of BioAxxis Development Corp., said he will decide within two weeks whether to run for the Republican nomination.
Andrews, 35, whose Baldwinsville company sells high-tech locks activated by fingerprint identification, has never held elected office - precisely why he says he could be the right person for the job."As a relatively young member of our community, I am seeking representatives that are fresh, have new ideas, and are ready to face the current challenges our region and our country are presented with," Andrews said.
"I believe we are seeing a changing of the guard, so to speak, in our area," he said, noting the rise of community groups such as 40 Below and new, young leaders such as Onondaga County Executive Joanie Mahoney. Andrews added, "It is important that we have leaders that can reverse the brain drain and create a fountain of ideas, energy, and optimism."
Andrews, who volunteered to work on Mahoney's campaigns for Syracuse mayor and county executive, joins a list of potential candidates that seems to change daily.