Meet Andre

Maria Ordoñez is running for City Council to fight for a City Hall that’s for the people, and not just the rich, established, and well-connected.

Andre, a native of Harford County, has called the Edgewood area home his entire life. He is married to Shawnna Johnson and they have five children; Aundre’ya, Araya, Aaron, André III, and Ayden.

In 2018 Andre becomes the first African-American Councilmember ever elected from District A. Prior to his election, Andre served as Special Investigator for the Baltimore City Department of Housing and Community Development. He had an 18-year career with the US Army that saw a brief break in service when Andre joined the Baltimore City Police and Harford County Sheriff’s Office. As a police officer, he served on an elite warrant apprehension unit as well as the narcotics task force. He returned to active duty after 9/11. Some of the locations André served include Iraq, Germany, Korea, Turkey, Ft. Lee, VA, Ft. Knox, KY, and several forward deployment locations. He has received several awards and decorations as a Non-Commissioned Officer.

Andre served as a committee member of the Harford County Democratic Central Committee, Voices of Racial Change, and was the Police and Community Relations Committee chairperson. André also coaches Football and girls’ Basketball at Patterson Mill High School where he also started a mentoring sports program in the Edgewood area called 555 Sports. Andre has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to supporting, empowering, and enhancing opportunities for Harford County youth and families.

Elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in November 2022. Member of the Maryland House of Delegates since January 11, 2023.

Current Assignments
2023 Economic Matters Committee
2023 Alcoholic Beverages Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee
2023 Unemployment Insurance Subcommittee of the Economic Matters Committee
2023 Joint Committee on Federal Relations
2023 Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland
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