The City of Longview operates with a Council/Manager form of government. The City Council is comprised of a Mayor, who is elected at large, and six Council Members, one elected from each district. The Council appoints the City Manager, City Attorney, Municipal Judge and City Secretary, who work with direction both from the City Council and City Manager. All other staff members work under the direction of the City Manager.
Mayor Jay Dean
District 1 - West, John Sims
District 2 - Southwest, Gary Smith District 3 - Southeast, Kasha Williams District 4 - Northeast, Kristen Ishihara District 5 - Northwest, Richard Manley District 6 - Central, Sidney Allen