Andrew Elton Kennedy is married to Michelle French Kennedy. He has two daughters from a previous marriage. They reside in the Pleasant Ridge neighborhood of Cincinnati with their dog, Ellie. Andrew is passionate about his community and enjoys following Cincinnati news, politics, events, and local sports. Andrew enjoys being a volunteer at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. He also enjoys capturing local running events on video for runners to see themselves via his business AKRC™ (Andrew Kennedy Race Capturing). He loves being a father, running, lifting weights, writing, beekeeping, and helping his daughters raise their two rabbits, Thumper and Bumper. Michelle, a Cincinnati native, works as a social worker specializing in the geriatric population. Andrew is founder and owner of FREE PASS®. He enjoys selling the novelty cards he creates online as a part-time small business venture. After college, Andrew became a news reporter. He worked at KNDO News in Yakima, WA and WEHT News in Evansville, IN. Since 2007, he has also been an employee of Total Quality Logistics in Cincinnati, OH in sales and marketing.
*Photo: 2013 Regional Chamber of Commerce C-Change Class for emerging leaders. Kennedy is nearest to the top.
Andrew was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to Nelson Kennedy, a West Point Graduate and Procter & Gamble employee, and Suzanne Kennedy, a registered nurse and hospital chaplain. Andrew is the youngest of their three children.
When Andrew was two-years-old, the family relocated to Madeira, Ohio for Nelson’s work. From an early age, Andrew was fascinated by current events locally and around the world. He and his father would regularly watch the nightly news together and talk about what was going on. Andrew’s mother, Suzanne, was a strong enforcer of healthy food options in the home, a supporter of life-balance and wellness, and promoter of family gatherings around the dinner table.
From Kindergarten through 12th grade Andrew attended Madeira City Schools where he excelled in school and athletics. In 2000, he and his team participated in the OHSAA State Cross Country Meet at Scioto Downs. In 2001, Andrew was named Co-Cincinnati Hills League Runner of the Year in track & field.
Andrew attended Northern Kentucky University from 2001-2005 where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication – Radio and Television Concentration. He was co-captain of the NKU Cross Country Team during his senior year, a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Vice-President of the NKU Speech Club, a recipient of Firstar Bank’s All-Academic Student Athlete Award, was on the NKU Scholars List, and on NKU's Homecoming Court. During this period, Andrew was also lifeguard, a water safety instructor, an intern at Target Corporation, and an intern at WCPO (Channel 9 News) in Cincinnati, OH.
*Photo: 2004 NKU Cross Country Team. (Kennedy is the fourth from the left.)
Andrew Kennedy is a candidate running for Cincinnati City Council. The election will be held on November 2nd, 2021. His centrist political platform approach involves working to bring all Cincinnatians together while extinguishing all political corruption in city hall. He sympathizes with modern political movements akin to centrism that attempt to reconcile divisions of right-wing and left-wing politics by advocating for a synthesis of center-right economic platforms with some center-left social policies.
Currently, Andrew is an independent candidate and has no political party affiliation. He simply loves all Cincinnatians and has made the decision not ask for, or accept, any donations or contributions of any kind to his campaign. Instead he encourages Cincinnatians to spend their hard-earned dollars at one of the many great Cincinnati businesses around town or donate to a Cincinnati based charity instead of giving to his campaign.
*Photo: A meeting with Brad Wenstrup, U.S. Representative for Ohio's 2nd congressional district. Kennedy is on the right.