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Senator Douglas J. J. Peters

District
23
County
Prince George's
Committee Assignment(s)
Budget and Taxation Committee
Annapolis Info
120 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3631 | 301-858-3631
Toll-free in MD 1-800-492-7122 ext. 3631
Fax 301-858-3174
Interim Info
120 James Senate Office Building
11 Bladen Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone 410-841-3631 | 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
2019 Chair, Capital Budget Subcommittee, Budget & Taxation Committee (Member, 2008, Vice Chair 2011-2019)
2015 Public Safety, Transportation, and Environment Subcommittee, Budget & Taxation Committee (Chair, 2019)
2013- Spending Affordability Committee
2013- Tax Credit Evaluation Committee
2019 Joint Committee on Pensions
2015 Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders
2019 Marijuana Legalization Work Group
2019 Assessment and Funding of School Facilities Workgroup
Past Senate Service
Senate Majority Leader, 2016-2019; Joint Audit and Evaluation Committee, 2019; Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Legislative Information Technology and Open Government, 2018; 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; Pensions Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee (Chair 2015-2016), 2015-2019; Health and Human Services Subcommittee, Budget & Taxation Committee, 2011-2015; Legislative Policy Committee, 2017-2020; Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive, and Legislative Review, 2019-2020; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2011-2020; Senate Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Protocol, 2019; 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; Senate Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2007-2018; Education, Business and Administration Subcommittee of the Budget and Taxation Committee, 2007; Joint Audit Committee, 2013-2019; Senate Chair, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2008-2017; Workgroup on the Assessment and Funding of School Facilities, 2018.
Public Service
Special Olympics Maryland, Board of Directors, 2019-; Maryland Correctional Enterprises Management Council, 2019-; Rural Maryland Council, 2019-; Prince George's County School Construction Master Plan Workgroup, 2018-2019; Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council, 2015-2016; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2015-2018; 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, 2007-2017; 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
Bowie Boys and Girls Club, Assistant Football Coach, 2002-2008; DeMatha Catholic High School Foundation Board, 2004-; Board of Directors, The Arc of Maryland, 2019-; 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); The 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; Principal, Metropolitan Archives, LLC; Certified Records Manager, 1995-present; Married; six children; two grandchildren.
Last Updated: 11/4/2020 3:27 PM