Andrew Friedson

Andrew Friedson

Montgomery County Council, District 1, MD

Andrew serves as the the Montgomery County District 1 Councilmember, representing the community where he was born and raised. His tireless commitment to enhancing quality of life, growing the local economy, modernizing local government, and his pragmatic, data-driven approach have delivered real results during one of the most challenging periods in the county's history.

The youngest ever councilmember upon taking office in December 2018, Andrew hit the ground running in his first year. He spearheaded successful legislation that supported businesses by requiring an Economic Impact Statement on all county legislation, boosted quality of life by maintaining pedestrian access around construction sites, and strengthened fiscal oversight by instituting regular financial reviews of all county spending. Andrew led the effort to add millions in additional funding for affordable housing, restore proposed funding cuts to the county's parks, and increase coverage for emergency mental health counseling. As a result, Andrew was named Best County Freshman Legislator and “the economic and fiscal center of the Montgomery County Council.”