Andrea Dawkins was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in 2015, when she was elected in a countback to replace Kim Booth. She was defeated at the 2018 state election.
Prior to her election to state parliament, Andrea served as an alderman on Launceston City Council. She also developed and ran a social enterprise café in Launceston from 1999 until 2013, when she sold the business. Following this, she worked in business development and later as the manager of the Launceston Harvest Market.