Brandt Rydell was elected to City Council, District 3 in May 2012, He was first sworn in on May 17, 2012. He was reelected in May 2015, May 2018 and May 2021. He has served as mayor since May 2017. His current term expires in May 2024.
A Taylor native, he graduated from Taylor High School in 1989. He earned degrees in English and history from the University of Arkansas and received his law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. He is employed as assistant general counsel for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc. (ERCOT).
Prior to his election to the council he served five years on the Planning and Zoning Commission. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Capital Area Council of Governments (CAPCOG). He is also a volunteer for the Mentoring a Pasemann Student (MAPS) program and the Taylor Meals on Wheels.
Mr. Rydell is married to Julie and they have four children.