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About Andrew


Andrew Friedson is the District 1 Councilmember proudly representing Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Potomac in Montgomery County, Maryland for his second term. Andrew was elected in 2018 as the youngest Councilmember in Montgomery County history and continues to make history as the youngest ever Council President. He continues to serve the only place he has ever called home. He chairs the Planning, Housing, & Parks (PH) Committee and serves on the Government Operations & Fiscal Policy (GO) Committee.

Councilmember Friedson established a $100 million revolving Housing Production Fund and spearheaded legislation to incentivize smart growth housing near transit. He co-authored the County’s largest-ever climate investment with the Montgomery County Green Buildings Now Act and sponsored legislation to provide guaranteed paid parental leave for County employees. He has been a consistent advocate for transparency in County government and has led efforts to strengthen financial oversight and the County ethics law, improve the budget process, and reform the County’s property tax system. He is a leader for working families and sponsored the Paid Parental Leave and Right to Nourish bills to make sure Montgomery County continues to attract and retain talent so we can best serve our residents. He’s been referred to as the “economic and fiscal center of the Montgomery County Council.” Friedson has received the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce Legislator of the Year, Public Policy Leadership Award from the Center for Nonprofit Advancement, the BCC Rescue Squad's Hiram Musgrove Memorial Award, and the Glen Echo Park Advocacy Award. 

Andrew has become known for his work enhancing quality of life, growing the local economy, and modernizing county government with a pragmatic, data-driven approach. He has built broad coalitions to tackle big issues to make Montgomery County more attractive, accessible, and affordable for families and businesses.

District 1

Andrew Friedson represents District 1 which includes Southwestern Montgomery County: Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Friendship Heights and Palisades, Glen Echo and Potomac. To learn more about the area’s the district covers, use the interactive Council District map.

District 1 map includes Glen Echo, Chevy Chase, Bethesda, Potomac, Darenstown, Poolesville, Seneca, Dickerson, Whites Ferry

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