Constituent areas include South Bowie, Capitol Heights, District
Heights, Forestville, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville, and Upper
Derrick Leon Davis (D-District 6) was sworn
into office on Tuesday, November 8, 2011. He represents the Sixth
Councilmanic District of Prince George's County which includes the
constituent areas of South Bowie, Capitol Heights, District Heights,
Forestville, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville, and Upper Marlboro.
In the 2013 Legislative Year, Council Member
Davis serves as Chair of the Transportation, Housing and Environment
Committee, Vice Chair of the Health, Education and Human Services
Committee, member of the Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee.
He will continue to serve as the Council’s liaison to the Board of
Education and representative to the Economic Development Corporation.
During the 2012 Legislative Year, Council
Member Davis served as Chair of the Health, Education, and Human
Services Committee and a member of the Transportation, Housing and
Environment Committee and the Public Safety and Fiscal Management
Committee. He also served as an alternate member to Dimensions
Healthcare System and the Council of Governments Transportation Planning
Council Member Davis first worked for the
Prince George’s County Council in 1992, serving District 6 residents as a
Constituent Services Aide in the office of Prince George’s County
Council Member JoAnn T. Bell. For more than 20 years, Council Member
Davis was an active volunteer with the ARC of Prince George’s County
Prince George’s County and the National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People (NAACP). He was elected to the Democratic Central
Committee in 1998. Mr. Davis was appointed by Maryland Governor Martin
O’Malley and elected chairman by the board of the Maryland Automobile
Insurance Fund (MAIF)--the youngest person and first African-American to
head the $500-million-enterprise that serves as the insurer of last
resort for Maryland drivers.
Most recently, Council Member Davis held the
position of Head Start Program Manager with Prince George’s County
Public Schools. Under his leadership, student classroom hours doubled
and a number of new program sites were added throughout the community.
A lifelong resident of Prince George’s
County, born on Andrews Air Force Base and raised in the Town of Capitol
Heights, Council Member Davis is a graduate of Central High School. A
scholar, Mr. Davis earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of
Maryland Eastern Shore. Council Member Davis is a passionate music
enthusiast, playing saxophone in the local band, Ayre Rayde, and in the
legendary Go-Go band, Experience Unlimited (EU).
Council Member Davis is a member of First
Baptist Church of Glenarden and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and
lives in Mitchellville with his wife, Sherry.