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Senator Douglas J. J. Peters

District
23
County
Prince George's
Committee Assignment(s)
Annapolis Info
120 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3631 | 301-858-3631
Toll-free in MD
Fax 301-858-3174
Interim Info
120 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 301-858-3631
Fax 301-858-3174
Contact
douglas.peters@senate.state.md.us
Party
Democrat
Tenure
First elected to the Senate in 2006. Member of the Senate since 2007.
Current Assignments
2007- Budget and Taxation Committee
2011- Vice Chair, Capital Budget Subcommittee, Budget & Taxation Committee (Member, 2008-)
2015 Chair, Pensions Subcommittee, Budget & Taxation Committee
2015 Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee, Budget & Taxation Committee
2007- Senate Special Committee on Substance Abuse
2013- Joint Audit Committee
2011- Joint Committee on Federal Relations
2013- Spending Affordability Committee
2013- Tax Credit Evaluation Committee
2015 Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders
2015 Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Pensions
2015 Senate Chair, Maryland Veterans Caucus (Member, 2007)
Past Senate Service
Senate Chair, Commission on Maryland Retirement Security and Savings, 2015-2016; Chair, Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services (Member 2009), 2011-2013; Health and Human Services Subcommittee, Budget & Taxation Committee, 2011-2015; Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure, 2008-2011; Health, Education and Human Resources Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee, 2008-2010; Education, Business and Administration Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee, 2007; Chair, Senate Select Committee No. 7, Prince George's County, 2009-2016.
Public Service
Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council, 2015-; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2015-; Veterans Behavioral Health Advisory Board, 2008-2011; Commission to Study Title Insurance Industry in Maryland, 2008-2010; Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 2009; Task Force to Study Locations in Prince George's County Best Suited for Use by State Agencies, 2008-2009; Fiscal Affairs and Government Operations Committee, Southern Legislative Conference, 2008-; Task Force to Study Thoroughbred Horse Racing at Rosecroft Raceway, 2008; Vice Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 2008; Co-Chair, Task Force to Study State Assistance to Veterans, 2007-2008; State Board of Spinal Cord Injury Research, 2007-; Task Force to Study Rent Stabilization for the Elderly in Prince George's County, 2007; County Council, Prince George's County, representing Councilmanic District 4, 2004-2006; Health, Education and Human Services Committee, County Council, Prince George's County, representing Councilmanic District 4, 2004-2006; Vice Chair, Planning, Zoning and Economic Development Committee, County Council, Prince George's County, representing Councilmanic District 4, 2004-2006; Chair, Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee, County Council, Prince George's County, representing Councilmanic District 4, 2004-2006; Mayor Pro Tem, Bowie City Council, 2000-2002; Public Schools Management Oversight Panel, Prince George's County, 1998-2002; Bowie City Council, 1998-2002; Prince George's County Commission, 2000; Past County Council Liaison to Prince George's County Municipal Association; Past Member, National Capital Region Emergency Preparedness Council and Public Safety Policy Committee, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
Memberships
Maryland Doctors Caucus, 2010-; Bowie Boys and Girls Club, Assistant Football Coach, 2002-2005; Steering Committee, DeMatha Catholic High School, 2004-; President, Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce, 2000-2001; President, Prince George's County Board of Trade, 1988-1989; Chair, Corporate Gifts Committee, Doctor's Community Hospital Foundation; Board of Directors, Bowie State University Foundation; Board Member, Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, 1997-2000; President, St. Pius X Home and School Association; Elizabeth Seton High School Board; Knights of Columbus (1st Degree Member); American Legion Post no. 66 (Post Commander, 1996-98); Veterans of Foreign Wars Post no. 8065 (Post Commander, 1995-96).
Awards
Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League , 2007-2008.
Biographical Information
Born, December 28, 1963; University of Maryland, B.S., Finance, 1985; University of Baltimore, M.B.A., 1990; U.S. Army Reserves, Operation Desert Storm (Bronze Star), 1990-1991; President and Chief Executive Officer, The Peters Group; Married, Six children.
Last Updated: 10/15/2019 3:27 PM