A Quebec City native, André Drolet has been married to Ginette Bilodeau for more than thirty years and they are the parents of two sons.
André Drolet has a quarter century’s background in sales and public relations and a world of business experience. He served as a representative and director for the O’Keefe Brewery and for the Alex Coulombe company, and was a director of business affairs for the Groupe Michel Cadrin. His personal entrepreneurship is impressive as well; he was co-owner of several businesses, including the Brasserie Le Populo, the Disco La Limousine, the Centre du golf de l’Ētang, the Brasserie La Bulle and two Chez Asthon restaurants in the Quebec City area.
André Drolet was elected Member of the National Assembly for the Jean Lesage riding on December 8, 2008. As well as serving as Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, and Parliamentary Secretary for the Minister of Tourism, he also has been a member of the Committee on Public Administration, as well as the Committee on the Economy and Labor. Mr. Drolet also has served as co-president of the Quebec section of the consultative group on governmental strategies on entrepreneurship organized by Finance Minister Clément Gignac.
He has been re-elected on September 4, 2012 and April 7, 2014.
Throughout his career, he was involved in several business associations in the Quebec region. He was the director of the Société de développement des artères commerciales ( SIDAC) of Old Quebec and he also served as President of the merchants’ associations for Place Québec and Grande-Allée. He served on the board of the Chambre de Commerce de Québec for twelve years, as well. Several causes have also captured his attention as he has been directly involved in the organization of major events in the Quebec region. A member of the board of the Carnaval de Québec, he was its President in 1993. He also has exhibited a strong interest in youth causes, having served as President of the Fondation du Centre Psycho-pédagogique de Québec, a school for young people with learning difficulties. As well as having served as a Director and President of the Rotary Club of Beauport, he was a member of the Board of organizers for the Challenge Bell de Québec.