The Mayor presides at council meetings, serves as spokesperson for the community and facilitates communication and understanding between elected and appointed officials. The Mayor also assists the council in setting goals and in advocating policy decisions, and serves as a key representative in intergovernmental relations. Along with the City Council, the Mayor is responsible for soliciting citizen views to form policies and interpret them to the public. The Mayor is elected at large, meaning all Longview citizens have an opportunity to vote for the candidate of choice. Longview utilizes the council-manager form of government, and the Mayor is a volunteer position that does not have day-to-day administrative duties.
Elected Mayor: May 2015
Current Term Expires: May 2018
Andy is a native of Longview and a board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon with an active practice in Longview. Prior to his election as mayor, Andy previously served on City Council for District 4 from 1997-2005. Andy is a graduate of Longview High School. He received a B.S. in Biology from Stephen F. Austin University and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry. He completed his surgical residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Andy and his wife Kelly have three adult children, Spencer, Madison, and Luke. Andy has been involved in numerous community efforts including Lear Park development and various nonprofit efforts.