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[photo, Douglas J. J. Peters, 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- (capital budget subcommittee, 2008-; health, education & human resources subcommittee, 2008-; education, business & administration subcommittee, 2007); Special Committee on Substance Abuse, 2007-; Joint Committee on Base Realignment and Closure, 2008-; Joint Committee on Access to Mental Health Services, 2009-. Vice-Chair, Prince George's County Delegation, 2008-. Senate Co-Chair, Maryland Veterans Caucus, 2007-. 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 Locations in Prince George's County Best Suited for Use by State Agencies, 2008-; Task Force to Study Thoroughbred Horse Racing at Rosecroft Raceway, 2008-; Commission to Study Title Insurance Industry in Maryland, 2008-; Veterans Behavioral Health Advisory Board, 2008-.

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 an officer in U.S. Army Reserve, 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. President, Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce, 2000-01. Board of Directors, Bowie State University Foundation. Past board member, Greater Bowie Chamber of Commerce, 1997-2000. Chair, Corporate Gifts Committee, Doctor's Community Hospital Foundation. Member, American Legion Post no. 66 (post commander, 1997-98); Veterans of Foreign Wars Post no. 8065 (post commander, 1995-96). Assistant football coach, Bowie Boys and Girls Club, 2002-05. Steering Committee, DeMatha Catholic High School, 2004-. Married; six children.

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