André, 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 André become the first African-American Councilmember ever elected from District A. Prior to his election André 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 André 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 in several forward deployment locations. He has received several awards and decorations as a Non-Commissioned Officer.
André 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. André has demonstrated a long-standing commitment to supporting, empowering and enhancing opportunities for Harford County youth and families.