Dr. Annie Andrews is a pediatrician and mom, who has dedicated her career to fighting for a brighter future for all children. After working as a pediatrician at children's hospitals for 15 years, she decided to run for Congress to give children a voice in Washington, D.C.. She was the Democratic nominee in South Carolina’s first congressional district in 2022.
Annie is currently a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where she cares for children and adolescents at Children’s National Hospital. She is also a Senior Advisor to Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action.
She is a gun violence prevention researcher and community advocate working to reduce the frequency of pediatric firearm injuries with a focus on secure storage counseling. Annie is a frequent invited speaker at children’s hospitals and medical schools across the country on topics related to child health advocacy and gun violence prevention. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is a 2022 graduate of Furman University Riley Institute’s Diversity Leaders Initiative.
Annie received her MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and went on to complete her residency training in Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
During the 2022 election cycle, it became clear to Annie that there was something missing from the current political landscape. She knew kids needed a voice in Washington, D.C.. Her fight for a brighter, safer, more equitable future for all children was not over after election night. Annie believes it has never been more clear that our kids need us to step up and fight for them. Whether the topic is climate change, voting rights, healthcare, education, gun violence or poverty, if you consider what is best for kids, the issue is suddenly far less complicated. She is committed to being their voice in Washington, D.C..