Andrea Lea served as state auditor of Arkansas from 2015–23 but faced term limits and was replaced by Dennis Mulligan in January 2023. As auditor she was elected president of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators and was a member of the State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF).
Lea was also a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) when she served in the Arkansas State House of Representatives from 2009–13. She co-chaired the Environmental Health and Regulation Subcommittee of ALEC’s Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force and was a member of its Public Safety and Elections Task Force. As a representative, she was often quoted by The Heartland Institute on matters related to local energy policy, including fracking.
Before entering state politics, Lea was a member of the Russellville City Council (2002–08) and the justice of the peace at Pope County Quorum Court (1998–2002). She holds a bachelor’s degree in Emergency Administration and Management from Arkansas Technical University.