Dereck E. Davis

Dereck E. Davis

Dereck E. Davis

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Dereck E. Davis

Dereck E. Davis was born in Washington, D.C., and raised in Prince Georges County, Maryland. He attended the Prince Georges County Public School System and graduated from Central High School (1985) in Capitol Heights, Maryland. He continued his education at the University of Maryland at College Park, where he received his B.A. in Political Science (1989) and his Masters in Public Policy (1999).

Dereck is currently employed by Prince Georges County as the Deputy Director for the Office of Community Relations (June 2011-Present). His responsibilities include oversight of the Common Ownership Communities, Mediation, Community Outreach, and the 311 Call Center divisions. He has also worked as an administrator with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (2003-2011), the state Department of Labor, Licensing, Regulation (1999-2002), and the Prince Georges County Council (1989- 1994).

Delegate Davis was first elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 1994 at the age of 27, making him one of the youngest African-Americans ever elected to the Maryland General Assembly. He was appointed Chairman of the House Economic Matters Committee on January 8, 2003, becoming just the fourth African-American to chair a House standing committee and the first from Prince Georges County. This committee has wide-ranging responsibilities in the areas of banking, telecommunications, public utilities, insurance, science and technology, professional licenses, and alcoholic beverages. Delegate Davis has successfully sponsored legislation that lowered the states drunk driving threshold to .08, raised the states minimum wage above the national rate, increased financial assistance for low income residents to pay electric bills, and promoted education related to concussions and youth athletics. He has received numerous awards including the 2012 Mission of Love Founders Award, 2011 Maryland Clean Energy Centers Legislative Leadership Award, 2010 Maryland Black Caucus Foundations Outstanding Leadership Award, 2009 AOBA Outstanding leadership Award, 2007 American Heart Associations Public Official Award, 2006 Maryland Consumer Rights Coalitions Legislator of the Year Ward, and the 2002 Mothers Against Drunk Driving Award of Excellence.

Dereck and his wife, Monique, reside in Mitchellville with their two children, Dereck Jr. and Nyla. He is an active volunteer with the Marlboro Boys and Girls Club and the Foundation.

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Deputy Majority Whip at Maryland House of Delegates

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Master's Degree in Public Policy
Class of 1999

The University of Maryland, College Park is a public research university, the flagship campus of the University System of Maryland, and the original 1862 land-grant institution in the State. The University of Maryland is committed to achieving excellence as the State’s primary center of research and graduate education and the institution of choice for undergraduate students of exceptional ability and promise. The University creates and applies knowledge for the benefit of the economy and culture of the State, the region, the nation, and beyond. As the flagship of the University System of Maryland, the University shares its research, educational, cultural, and technological strengths with businesses, government, and other educational institutions. The University counts among its greatest strengths -- and a major component of its excellence -- the diversity of its faculty, students, and staff. The University of Maryland, College Park is committed to equal educational opportunity and strives to hire a diverse faculty and staff of exceptional achievement through affirmative actions, to celebrate diversity in all of its programs and activities, and to recruit and retain qualified graduate and undergraduate minority students.

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Delegate from the 25th District
1995 - Current
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