Michael L. Vaughn

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Michael L. Vaughn
Michael L. Vaughn (2007).jpg
Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 24th district
In office
January 8, 2003 – January 11, 2016
Personal details
Born (1957-11-12) November 12, 1957 (age 61)
Tuskegee, Alabama
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceMitchellville, Maryland
Occupationinvestment broker

Michael L. Vaughn (born November 12, 1957) is an American politician who represented District 24 as a Democrat in the Maryland House of Delegates.


Vaughn was born in Tuskegee, Alabama and grew up in Prince George's County, Maryland, where he attended DuVal High School. He graduated from Southern University, where he played football. He went on to work as an investment advisor with Merrill Lynch, Dean Witter and Fidelity Investment.

In the legislature[edit]

Vaughn was a member of House of Delegates from January 8, 2003 until January 11, 2017. He was appointed the Deputy Majority Whip in 2006 and was a member of the House Economic Matters Committee. Vaughn was also the chairman of that committee's science & technology subcommittee. He was a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland and chairman of the Legislative Black Caucus' foundation.[1] He is also Co-Chair of the Task Force on Lending Equity in Financial Institutions Providing State Depository Services.

Legislative notes[edit]

  • Voted for the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)[2]
  • Voted against slot machines in 2005 (HB1361)[3]
  • Voted for the Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)[4]
  • Voted in favor of in-state tuition for students who attended Maryland high schools for at least two years. (HB6)(2007) [5] (HB6)[6]
  • Sponsored House Bill 30 in 2007, allowing the state to confiscate unused portions of gift certificates after four years.[7]


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


In August 2010, Vaughn became involved in controversy when it was learned that he had not played for the Dallas Cowboys for three years as had been stated in his official biography.[9]


On January 11, 2017, just minutes before the first day of the 2017, Vaughn resigned his seat in the Maryland House of Delegates.[10]

Vaughn was convicted of a long running bribery and conspiracy scheme for accepting cash bribes.[11]


  1. ^ "Representative Michael L. Vaughn (MD)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2008-11-29.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2011-12-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "House Bill 6". Maryland Department of Legislative Services. Retrieved 2007-05-11.
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ House Bill 30
  8. ^ Poll (2 April 2010). "Where Does Your Legislator Rank? See the list". Maryland Gazette of Politics and Business. Retrieved 10 April 2010.
  9. ^ Chase, Chris (August 10, 2010). "Politician in Redskins country lied about playing for Cowboys". Yahoo! Sports.
  10. ^ Wiggins, Ovetta (11 January 2017). "Democrat Michael Vaughn of Prince George's resigns from state legislature". Washington Post. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  11. ^ March 1, 2018 | Former Maryland State Delegate and Deputy Majority Whip of the Maryland House of Delegates Convicted of Bribery and Conspiracy | [4]

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