André Béliveau serves as the Strategic Projects and Government Affairs Manager at the John Locke Foundation. He oversees special projects for Locke, including Civitas Action, engages in policy analysis and research, and works with the Director of Government Affairs to manage legislative priorities, government relations, and external affairs.
Previously, André served as a policy advisor in the North Carolina Senate, where he worked in various public policy areas, including tax and regulatory reform, energy policy, social policy, elections law, and redistricting. He also previously served as a legislative assistant to Sen. Paul Newton. From 2007 to 2017, André worked in emergency services, serving as a firefighter, EMT, and police dispatcher. He also comes to Locke with experience in campaigns, political communications, and speech writing.
He graduated with a B.A. Cum Laude in History from Marist College and is an M.A. in Government candidate at The Johns Hopkins University. His academic expertise includes political theory, American political development, legislative language, public policy, early American history, and constitutional studies.
A native of upstate New York, André moved to North Carolina in 2020 after spending time in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom. Outside of work and academic life, André enjoys writing, traveling, target shooting, playing the bagpipes, and spending time with his two loyal cats, Merlin and Percival.