André Béliveau serves as the Strategic Projects and Government Affairs Manager at the John Locke Foundation. He oversees internal and external projects for Locke, including Civitas Action, and assists the Director of Government Affairs with managing legislative priorities, government relations, and external affairs.
Previously, André served as a policy advisor in the North Carolina Senate, where he worked on an array of public policy areas, including tax policy, energy policy, social policy, election policy, and redistricting. Before serving as a policy advisor, he was a legislative assistant for Sen. Paul Newton. From 2007 to 2017, André served in emergency services as a firefighter, EMT, and communications dispatcher. He also comes to Locke with experience in campaigns, political communications, and speech writing.
A native of upstate New York, André moved to North Carolina in 2020 after spending time in Pennsylvania and the United Kingdom. He was awarded a B.A. Cum Laude in History from Marist College and is completing graduate studies towards an M.A. in Government at The Johns Hopkins University. His academic expertise includes political theory, legislative language, public policy, early American history, American political and social history, and constitutional studies.
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.