Douglas J.J. Peters

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Douglas J.J. Peters
Douglas J.J. Peters (2009).jpg
Peters in 2009
Member of the Maryland Senate
from the 23rd district
Assumed office
January 10, 2007
Prince George's County Council
In office
Constituency District 4
Bowie City Council
In office
Personal details
Born (1963-12-28) December 28, 1963 (age 51)
Political party Democratic
Occupation Businessman

Douglas J.J. Peters (born December 28, 1963) is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He is currently serving in the Maryland State Senate, representing the 23rd district in Prince George's County.


Peters earned a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Maryland, College Park and an M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore. He became President and Chief Executive Officer of The Peters Group, and through his business became involved with the Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce, Prince George's County Board of Trade and the Greater Washington Board of Trade. Peters was also a Captain in the United States Army Reserve, and earned a Bronze Star Medal during Operation Desert Storm. In 1998, Peters successfully ran for a seat on the city council of Bowie, Maryland, and four years later won a seat on the Prince George's county council.

In the legislature[edit]

Peters was elected to the State Senate in 2006 and inducted in 2007. He currently sits on the Budget and Tax Committee and co-chairs the Veteran's Caucus.

Other Committees and Subcommittees:

  • Capital Budget Subcommittee (Member 2008–present, Vice-Chair 2011-present)