Andrew Cates is the lead legislative and regulatory attorney at the Texas Association of REALTORS® as well as lead attorney for the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee. After joining the REALTORS® in 2012, he has quickly become an expert in campaign finance and ethics law. He is currently working on a legal annotation of the Texas Ethics Commission rules, with an expected first edition publication date of December 2014.

Prior to joining TAR in 2012, Andrew spent three years at the Texas Capitol working for various state representatives and clerking the House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence before leaving to lobby for solar energy clients in 2010.

Andrew received his B.A. in International Politics from Trinity University and his J.D. from Texas Tech School of Law in 2007. He currently lives in South Austin with his wife, Nicole, and they are expecting their first child in March 2015.