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Senator Douglas J. J. Peters

Peters, Douglas J. J.
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
District 23
Peters, Douglas J. J.
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
2018 Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Legislative Information Technology and Open Government
2007- Senate Special Committee on Substance Abuse
2018 Workgroup on the Assessment and Funding of School Facilities
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
Prince George's County School Construction Master Plan Workgroup, 2018-; 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
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.
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