Dereck E. Davis

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Dereck E. Davis
Dereck E. Davis (2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 25th district
Assumed office
January 11, 1995
Preceded by Michael Arrington
Personal details
Born (1967-06-06) June 6, 1967 (age 49)
Washington, D.C., United States
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Monique W. Davis
Residence Bowie, Maryland

Dereck Eugene Davis (born June 6, 1967) is an American politician who represents district 25 in the Maryland House of Delegates.


Delegate Davis was born in Washington, D.C., on June 6, 1967. He attended Central High School, Capitol Heights, Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in political science in 1989. He earned a master's degree in public policy in 1999. Davis has been an administrator with the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission since 2004.[1]

In the legislature[edit]

Davis has been a member of House of Delegates since January 11, 1995 and is currently the Chairman of the House Economic Matters Committee. He also chairs that committee's public utilities work group. He is a member of the Legislative Policy Committee and the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.[2]

Member of House of Delegates since January 11, 1995. Chair, Economic Matters Committee, 2003- (public utilities subcommittee, 2003-, chair, 2003–10; alcoholic beverages subcommittee, 2011-). Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 2003-. Member, Environmental Matters Committee, 1995-2003 (environmental & natural resources subcommittee, 1995–99; chair, public utilities subcommittee, 1999-2003); Special Committee on Gaming, 2001. Deputy Majority Whip, 1999-2002. Member, Bi-County Committee, Prince George's County Delegation, 2003–05, 2013-, chair, 1999-2002 (county affairs committee, 1995–98, 2008; law enforcement & state-appointed boards committee, 2006–07, 2012; Maryland-national capital park & planning commission committee, 2008–11). Member, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland (formerly Maryland Legislative Black Caucus), 1995- (environmental committee, 2000); Maryland Bicycle and Pedestrian Caucus, 2003-. Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (energy & electric utilities committee, 2005–07; agriculture, environment & energy committee, 2007–08; agriculture & energy committee, 2008-; environment committee, 2008-).

Legislative notes[edit]

  • voted in for the Tax Reform Act of 2007 (HB2)[3]
  • voted for the Healthy Air Act in 2006 (SB154)[4]
  • Primary sponsor- Electricity - Universal Service Program (HB797/SB504) (Became law-chapter95)[5]
  • voted for electric deregulation in 1999 (HB703)[6]
  • voted for income tax reduction in 1998 (SB750)[7]
  • voted in for the Tax Reform Act of 2007 (HB2)[3]


  • 2010 Most Influential Maryland Legislators (Top 20)[8]