Andrew White, 45, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor of Texas, is president of Sweat Equity Partners, LP, an entrepreneur-led group of companies.  SEPLP holds control and non-control investments in the following industries: storage tank cleaning, high-tech perimeter security, cloud-based scheduling platform, compressed natural gas filling stations and a cloud-based IT vendor deal registration platform.

In 2005, Andrew established Allied Warranty and, a year later, Lone Star Repair. Allied provided home warranty coverage to approximately 250,000 clients throughout Texas. Lone Star Repair performed over 25,000 residential service visits per year.  In late 2012, Allied Warranty and Lone Star Repair were purchased by NRG Energy, Inc.

Prior to founding Allied and Lone Star, Andrew worked in executive roles for start-up businesses in fire and water damage restoration, industrial services and consulting.

Andrew was born in Houston in 1972 and graduated from Houston’s Lamar High School in 1991. Andrew earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia in 1994.  While in college, he was active in the US Army ROTC program for one and a half years, then served in the Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department in Charlottesville, VA.  Andrew graduated from UVa in three years.  He received his Masters in Business Administration degree from the University of Texas in 2003, as part of UT’s Option II Program for executives. His father, Gov Mark White, also attended Lamar High School, graduating in 1958.

Andrew married Stacey Krause in 2000. They have three children, Emma Claire (2002), Wells (2003) and Thompson (2006).  The family attends Houston’s Christ the King Presbyterian Church. He also joined the UTHealth Development Board in 2017.

Andrew coaches youth soccer with a “better than most dads” average win ratio. He enjoys reading, fly-fishing, biking and wine, although never at the same time.

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