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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
2016 Senate Majority Leader
2017 Legislative Policy Committee
2007- Budget and Taxation Committee
2011- Vice Chair, Capital Budget Subcommittee, Budget & Taxation Committee (Member, 2008-)
2015 Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee, Budget & Taxation Committee
2017 Pensions Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee
2011 Joint Committee on Federal Relations
2013- Joint Audit Committee
2013- Spending Affordability Committee
2013- Tax Credit Evaluation Committee
2015 Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders
2007- Senate Special Committee on Substance Abuse
Past Senate Service
Chair, Democratic Caucus, 2015-2016; Senate Chair, Commission on Maryland Retirement Security and Savings, 2015-2016; Chair, Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services (Member 2009), 2011-2013; Chair, Pensions Subcommittee, Budget & Taxation Committee, 2015-2016; Health and Human Services Subcommittee, Budget & Taxation Committee, 2011-2015; Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Pensions, 2015-2016; 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; Senate Chair, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2008-2017.
Public Service
Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council, 2015-2016; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2015-; Workgroup to Study the Feasibility of Building a Multi-Sport Stadium, 2014-2015; Veterans Behavioral Health Advisory Board, 2008-2011; Commission to Study Title Insurance Industry in Maryland, 2008-2010; Chair, Prince George's County Delegation (Vice Chair - 2008), 2009-2016; 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; 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, 2002-2006; Health, Education and Human Services Committee, County Council, Prince George's County, representing Councilmanic District 4, 2002-2006; 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, 2002-2008; DeMatha Catholic High School Foundation Board, 2004-; Past President, Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce, 2000-2001; Past President, Prince George's County Board of Trade, 1988-1989; Former Chair, Corporate Gifts Committee, Doctor's Community Hospital Foundation; Past Board of Directors, Bowie State University Foundation; Past Board Member, Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, 1997-2000; Past President, St. Pius X Home and School Association; Elizabeth Seton High School Foundation Board; Knights of Columbus (4th Degree Member); American Legion Post no. 66 (Post Commander, 1996-98), Honorary Life Member; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post no. 8065 (Post Commander, 1995-96), Honorary Life Member; Honorary Member, Brothers for a Cause; Honorary Member, Bowie Lions Club; Honorary Member, Bowie Elks Club.
Awards
MML Superstar Award, 2016; Melvin Jones Fellow, Lions International Foundation, 2014-2015; Department of Maryland Disabled Veterans, Distinguished Service Award, 2010; PNC A. Leo Anderson Memorial Free State Award of Excellence, AMVETS Department of Maryland.
Biographical Information
Born, December 28, 1963; University of Maryland, B.S., Finance, 1985; University of Baltimore, M.B.A., 1990; Captain, U.S. Army Reserves, Operation Desert Storm (Bronze Star), 1990-1991; President and Chief Executive Officer, The Peters Group, LLC; Married; six children; one grandchild.
Last Updated: 10/15/2019 3:29 PM