Douglas Peters

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Douglas Peters
Maryland State Senate District 23
In office
Term ends
January 8, 2019
Years in position 8
Majority Caucus Chair, Maryland State Senate
2015 - present
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$143/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
County Council, Prince George's County
Bachelor'sUniversity of Maryland, 1985
Master'sUniversity of Baltimore, 1990
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army Reserve
Years of service1990-1991
Date of birthDecember 28, 1963
Office website
Personal website
Douglas J.J. Peters is a Democratic member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 23. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Beginning in the 2015 session, Peters serves as Majority Caucus Chair.


Peters earned his bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and his M.B.A. from the University of Baltimore. He served in the United States Army Reserves.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Peters served on the following committees:

Maryland Committee Assignments, 2015
Budget & Taxation
Federal Relations
Spending Affordability


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Peters served on these committees:

Note: Peters also served on the Subcommittee on Capital Budget (Vice-Chair) and the Subcommittee on Health and Human Services.


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Peters served on these committees:

Note: Peters also served on the Special Committee on Substance Abuse.



See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Doug Peters defeated David Grogan in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland State Senate, District 23 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Peters Incumbent 77.1% 11,071
David Grogan 22.9% 3,291
Total Votes 14,362


See also: Maryland State Senate elections, 2010

Peters won re-election to the 23 District seat with 39,260 votes. He was unopposed in the November 2 general election.[3]

Peters defeated Mike Anderson, Darrell Carrington, and Bobby Henry, Jr in the primary on September 14, 2010. Peters was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

Maryland State Senate, District 23 (2010) General Election
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Peters (D) 39,260 100%


On November 7, 2006, Peters ran unopposed for District 23 of the Maryland State Senate.[5]

Peters raised $145,065 for his campaign.[6]

Maryland Senate, District 23
Candidates Votes Percent
Douglas Peters (D) 33,791 99.0%
Write-Ins 353 1.0%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Peters was up for re-election, he raised $30,332 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Twenty Third District Team Slate $49,200
Patuxent Progressive Leadership Slate $6,000
Seiu 1199 $5,000
Service Employees DC & Maryland State Council 54 $4,000


In 2006, Douglas Peters collected $145,065 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Community Coalition Advocacy Slate $75,000
Douglas Peters $35,000
23rd District Team Slate $5,000
Prince Georges County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Local 1619 $4,600


Peters in married and has six children.[9]

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