Andrew S. Friedbergwas elected Mayor of Bellaire in November 2015. He previously served six years as a City Councilman, and before that was a member of the Planning and Zoning Commission. An attorney in the oil and gas industry, he has been involved with the Houston Bar Association and is a graduate of the Houston Young Lawyers Association Leadership Academy. Among his other community activities, Andrew is also an active member of the Bellaire Historical Society.
Education and Experience
An honors graduate of Bellaire High School, Andrew completed a triple-major in Economics, Finance and Government at the University of Texas at Austin. There, he was named Parents' Association Outstanding Student and received the University President's Leadership Award, among many others.
After graduating first in his class at UT, Andrew earned his law degree with honors from Harvard Law School, and served as a judicial law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Prior to returning to Bellaire, Andrew served six years in the United States Army National Guard as administrative specialist for a military intelligence unit, and was awarded the Army Achievement Medal.
Andrew and his wife, Jennifer, are the proud parents of two young children, a son and a daughter.