Elected Mayor: May 2015
Current Term Expires: May 2021
Andy is a native of Longview and a board certified Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon with an active practice in Longview. Prior to his election as Mayor, Andy served on City Council for District 4 from 1997-2005. While serving on the City Council, he was directly responsible for passing our City’s no-smoking ordinance and creation of Lear Park – our town’s multi-sports facility. Upon graduating from Longview High School he received a B.S. in Biology from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Baylor College of Dentistry. Andy completed his surgical residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Andy and his wife Kelly have three adult children, Spencer, Madison, and Luke.
Name: James Andrew Mack
Occupation: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon
Family: Wife, Kelly and Children Dr. Spencer Mack Hansen (married to Dr. Andrew Hansen), Dr. Madison Mack and Dr. Luke Mack
What is your favorite book or film? I love the Rocky series
Who is someone you admire, and why? My father. Because of everything that he was and what he stood for.
What are you happiest doing, when you’re not working? Spending time at my ranch with my family.
What are some causes you care about? Longview: Past, Present and Future; Veteran’s; Healthcare; The Homeless Population
Why did you initially run for office/What do you hope to accomplish on the City Council? I ran for office because I thought I could make a difference in the community that I grew up in. I hope to leave Longview better than I found it.
What are your hopes and visions for Longview's future? I want young people to come back. I want our town to prosper. I want to see continued growth, jobs with a strong, stable economy. I want all the things that anybody would want for our community. I want people to see Longview as the brightest start in East Texas
The Mayor presides at council meetings, serves as spokesperson for the community and facilitates communication and understanding between elected and appointed officials. The Mayor also assists the council in setting goals and in advocating policy decisions, and serves as a key representative in intergovernmental relations. Along with the City Council, the Mayor is responsible for soliciting citizen views to form policies and interpret them to the public. The Mayor is elected at large, meaning all Longview citizens have an opportunity to vote for the candidate of choice. Longview utilizes the council-manager form of government, and the Mayor is a volunteer position that does not have day-to-day administrative duties.