"I'm running for County Council to be a strong public servant to help people in our communities. This is my hometown and serving as your Councilmen will be an honor. Every day I look forward to having the opportunity to make a difference in the District and to have a positive direct impact upon the lives of my neighbors."
André is a native of Harford County and has lived in the Edgewood area his entire life. He has been married to Shawnna Johnson for twelve years and has five children; Aundre’ya, Araya, Aaron, André III and Ayden. André now serves as a Special Investigator for the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development under guidance of the Mayor and City Council. Prior to this, André entered the United States Army as an Armored Crewmen and served honorably and recently retired as a Non-Commissioned Officer. André had a brief break in service and joined the Baltimore City and Harford County Sheriff’s Office. As a police officer he served as a patrol officer, on an elite warrant apprehension unit and the narcotics task force. During his time as a police officer André received 2 lifesaving awards. He returned to serve his country in the United States Army after 9/11. Some locations served: Iraqi, Germany, Korea, Turkey, Ft Lee Va, Ft Knox Ky, and served in several forward deployment locations. He has received several awards and decorations as a Non-Commissioned Officer.
His background and focus on community collaboration has led him to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles. André is a committee member of the Harford County Democratic Central Committee, Voices of Racial Change and the Police and Community Relations Committee chairperson. Andre also coaches Football and girls’ Basketball at Patterson Mill High School where he also started a mentoring sport program in the Edgewood area called 555 Sports.Andre’s committed to supporting, empowering and enhancing Harford County youth and families. His passion inherently lies within Harford County where he was born, raised and currently resides.
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