Council Member Andrew Piel 
District 4

Deputy Mayor Pro Tempore

Elected May 2019
Term expires May 2026


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Represents the portion of the city bounded primarily by I-20 on the south, portions of Matlock Road, Fielder Road and Bowen Road on the east, Lake Arlington on the west, and I-30 on the northeast. District 4 includes The Parks at Arlington Mall, a portion of the I-20 business corridor and the training facilities for the Police and Fire departments.

Andrew was born in Arlington in 1972, and attended both Ditto Elementary and Young Junior High, going on to graduate from Martin High School in 1990. Andrew has been married since 1998 to Anna Evans Piel, and they have two daughters, Elena and Lara.

Professional Background/Memberships

Andrew began his career as an attorney in 1997 by becoming a Member of the Texas State Bar. He first worked as an assistant district attorney in the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office, where he gained extensive jury trial experience. He then transitioned into civil litigation practice in 1999, and has been with his law firm, Harrison Steck, P.C., since 2003, making partner in 2005. Andrew is also a certified mediator. In 2019, Andrew was named a Texas Super Lawyer in Construction Law by Thomson Reuters. He is the former chair & vice chair of the Tarrant County Bar Construction Law Section.

Council Committees

  • Economic Development, Chair
  • Municipal Policy
  • Arlington Housing Finance Corporation
  • North Central Texas Council of Governments - Board of Directors

Council Representation

  • North Central Texas Council of Governments - President

Civic Service/Community Service/Position

  • Commissioner - 2007-2011
    Arlington Planning & Zoning Commission
  • Member – 2002-2003
    Arlington Citizens Budget Review Committee
  • Member – Both 2014 & 2017
    Arlington Citizens Bond Committee
  • Member - 2013-2014
    Arlington Comprehensive Plan Update Committee
  • Member - 2014
    Arlington ISD Capital Needs Steering Committee
  • Former Member - 2008-2009
    Arlington Chamber Board of Directors
  • Member - 2004 to present
    Arlington Chamber of Commerce
    Government Relations/Public Policy Advisory Council
  • Member – 2004 -2005
    Arlington Chamber of Commerce
    Economic Development Council
  • Past Vice-President
    Arlington Education Foundation
  • Member - 1999-2007
    Young Men for Arlington 
  • Steering Committee Member & Legal Advisor - 2008
    Murwick Area Neighborhood Association (MANA) Gas Drilling Negotiation Group 
  • Member & Volunteer Incorporator - 2002-2003
    Western Citizens Action Network of Arlington
  • Tutor & Volunteer Advisor - 2002-2003
    HOPE Tutoring
  • Member - 2008-2011
    YMCA Y-Princess Father-Daughter Program


  • Member - 2001 to present
    First United Methodist Church
  • Former President
    First United Methodist Church
    Seekers Sunday School Class


  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from the University of Texas at Austin
  • Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Texas School of Law

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