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Andrew Friedson

Councilmember

Andrew Friedson
 

About Andrew

Andrew Friedson is the District 1 Montgomery County Councilmember representing western and southwestern Montgomery County from the D.C. line to the Frederick County border. Andrew currently serves on the Planning, Housing, & Economic Development committee and the Government Operations & Fiscal Policy committee. A lifelong resident of District 1, Andrew currently resides in Bethesda and is a graduate of Wayside Elementary School, Herbert Hoover Middle School, & Winston Churchill High School, as well as the University of Maryland – College Park.

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Previously serving as senior policy advisor and deputy chief of staff to the Comptroller of Maryland, Andrew has dedicated his career to making government more effective, efficient, and responsive by: holding public agencies accountable and scrutinizing billions in government contracts; securing a dignified retirement for teachers and public servants; and improving customer service to make the public sector actually work for the public. He oversaw a complete restructuring of the State’s $6 billion 529 college savings program to help Maryland families save for college and served as a driving force in establishing MD ABLE, a statewide savings program that allows Marylanders with disabilities to live more independent, financially secure lives. He was appointed by the Governor to the Small Business Development Financing Authority to provide loans to women and minority-owned businesses.

Prior to joining the Council, Andrew concluded his service as the Chair of the Maryland Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families and remains active in several local charities, including the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. In 2009, he established the Edward and Janet Friedson Memorial Veterans Scholarship and continues to actively raise funds to help veterans attend the University of Maryland. Andrew has also served on several non-profit boards including: the University of Maryland College Park Alumni Association’s Board of Governors, as a Founding Board Member of the National Campus Leadership Council, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs National Board, the Hillel Maryland Board, the University of Maryland Board of Trustees, and on the advisory board of the national young voter advocacy organization, OurTime.org.

When he isn’t working, volunteering, or attending community events, Andrew is probably being “Uncle Drew” to his eight nieces and nephews – all future District 1 voters!

 

 


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