Andrew for Mayor

Biography

Andrew Jakubeit was born in Toronto but his family moved to the Okanagan when he was very young. Andrew grew up in Kelowna and graduated from KLO Secondary before attending Okanagan College.

After graduating, Andrew started a wholesale company distributing CD's which is how he met his wife, LeAnne 27 years ago. Together, they have raised two children, Dustin and Ronni and have a dog named Klara.

For close to 30 years, Andrew and LeAnne have owned and operated the Grooveyard, a record store in downtown Penticton. Andrew also leads a team of video professionals as part of his video production company Groove-V Productions. The company specializes in web streaming concerts and sporting events, and also creates corporate videos for a wide range of clients

As the former president of the Downtown Penticton Association, Andrew lobbied for one-hour free parking and championed the Community Market which has grown into the one of the Okanagan's premier outdoor markets. For the past seven years Andrew has been a liaison and organizer of the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic. Andrew also helped negotiate the deal to bring Axel Merckx Granfondo to Penticton. 


For more than 25 years Andrew has volunteered with Minor Hockey, including the last 8 years on the BC Hockey Executive Board. Andrew is currently chair of the Okanagan Film Commission, and the organizer of the Reel Peach Fest film festival.  Andrew has been on city council for 10 years. He was first elected in 2008 and in 2014 was elected mayor.