[photo, Douglas J. J. Peters, Maryland State Senator] DOUGLAS J. J. PETERS
Democrat, District 23, Prince George's County

Member of Senate since January 10, 2007. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 2007- (vice-chair, capital budget subcommittee, 2011-, member, 2008-; education, business & administration subcommittee, 2007; health, education & human resources subcommittee, 2008-10; health & human services subcommittee, 2011-15; public safety, transportation & environment subcommittee, 2015-); Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2007-; Joint Committee on Federal Relations, 2011-; Joint Audit Committee, 2013-; Spending Affordability Committee, 2013-; Tax Credit Evaluation Committee, 2013-. Senate Chair, Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 2015-. Member, Joint Committee on Behavioral Health and Opioid Use Disorders, 2015-. Senate Co-Chair, Commission on Maryland Retirement Security and Savings, 2015-. Member, Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure, 2008-11. Chair, Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services, 2011-12 (member, 2009-12). Senate Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 2009 (vice-chair, 2008-09). Senate Co-Chair, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2007-. Member, Maryland Doctors Caucus, 2010-. Member, Southern Legislative Conference (fiscal affairs & government operations committee, 2008-).

Member, Task Force to Study Rent Stabilization for the Elderly in Prince George's County, 2007. Co-Chair, Task Force to Study State Assistance to Veterans, 2007-08. Member, State Board of Spinal Cord Injury Research, 2007-; Task Force to Study Thoroughbred Horse Racing at Rosecroft Raceway, 2008; Task Force to Study Locations in Prince George's County Best Suited for Use by State Agencies, 2008-09; Commission to Study Title Insurance Industry in Maryland, 2008-10; Veterans Behavioral Health Advisory Board, 2008-11. Board of Directors, Economic Development Corporation, Prince George's County, 2010-. Alternate member, Work Group to Consider Gaming Expansion, 2012. Chair, Task Force on Military Service Members, Veterans, and the Courts, 2012-14. Member, Task Force to Study Energy Generation in Prince George's County, 2013-14. Chair, Task Force to Study Rates and Charges in the Washington Suburban Sanitary District, 2013-14. Member, Central Maryland Transit Study Group, 2014; Work Group to Study the Feasibility of Building a Multi-Sport Stadium, 2014-; Justice Reinvestment Coordinating Council, 2015-; Governor's Workforce Investment Board, 2015-.

Member, Bowie City Council, 1998-2002 (mayor pro tem, 2000-02).

Member, County Council, Prince George's County, representing Councilmanic District 4, 2002-06 (health, education & human services committee; vice-chair, planning, zoning & economic development committee; chair, public safety & fiscal management committee). 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. Past member, Prince George's County Commission 2000; Public Schools Management Oversight Panel, Prince George's County, 1998-2002.

Born December 28, 1963. University of Maryland, B.S. (finance), 1985; University of Baltimore, M.B.A., 1990. Served as Captain, U.S. Army Reserve, 1988-98, Operation Desert Storm, 1990-91 (bronze star). President and Chief Executive Officer, The Peters Group. President, Prince George's County Board of Trade, 1988-89. Leadership Greater Washington, Class of 1997. Board member, Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, 1997-2000. President, Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce, 2000-01. Member, American Legion, Disney Bell Post no. 66 (post commander, 1996-98); Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bowie Memorial Post no. 8065 (post commander, 1995-96). Assistant football coach, Bowie Boys and Girls Club, 2002-08. Steering Committee, DeMatha Catholic High School, 2004-. Member, Bowie Lions Club, 2008-; Elizabeth Seton High School Foundation Board, 2010-. Member, President's Advisory Committee, Greater Baltimore Committee; Maryland Farm Bureau. Past member, Board of Directors, Bowie State University Foundation. Past chair, Corporate Gifts Committee, Doctors Community Hospital Foundation. Member, Knights of Columbus (4th degree member). Past president, St. Pius X Home and School Association. Certificate of Appreciation, Maryland Municipal League, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Married; six children.

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