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Vice Chair, Obie Patterson

Council Member, Prince George's County Council

District 8, Democrat
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
County Council, 2nd Floor
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Tel: (301) 952-3860
Fax: (301) 952-4821
TTY: (301) 925-5167
Email: Councildistrict8@co.pg.md.us


Constituent areas include Camp Springs, Clinton, Forest Heights, Fort Washington, Glass Manor, Marlow Heights, Oxon Hill, and Temple Hills. 

Obie Patterson (D) – District 8 was elected to his second four-year term on the Prince George’s County Council in the 2014 General Election. 

Council Member Patterson will serve as Chair of the Council’s Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee for the 2015 Legislative Year. He was elected by his colleagues to serve as Vice Chair of the Prince George's County Council for Legislative Year 2013. In Legislative Year 2014, Council Member Patterson served as Chair of the Council’s Health, Education and Human Services Committee (HEHS); a member of the Transportation, Housing and the Environment Committee (THE); a member of the Rules, General Assembly Committee and the Committee of the Whole.  Council Member Patterson is a designated board member for Prince George’s Economic Development Corporation; and Council Representative to the Prince George’s Community Foundation, as well as the Board for Social Services.

Council Member Patterson served 12 years in the Maryland House of Delegates, chairing and serving on several committee and subcommittees, including Ways and Means, Commerce and Government Matters, Protocol, Tax and Revenue, Transportation, County Affairs and Education.  He also served as House Floor Deputy Majority Whip and House Assistant Majority Leader. Council Member Patterson worked for 30 years at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Council Member Patterson is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Johnson C. Smith University Trustees’ Award; the Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. Brother of the Year Award; the Prince George's County Educators Award; the Prince George's County Realtors Award; and a Father of the Year Award. Council Member Patterson is a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the Pi Sigma National Honor Society, the NAACP, the Roscoe C. Cartwright Prince Hall Masons, and the Prince George’s Volunteer Action Center. Council Member Patterson has served as a Maryland Parole Commissioner. He also served as president of the Maryland Black Caucus Foundation and was the founder and former president of the African American Democratic Club of Prince George’s County. 

Council Member Patterson is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) in Charlotte, North Carolina with a B.S. in Biology.   He also earned an M.A. in Public Administration at the University of Florida, Gainesville and remains active on the JCSU Board of Trustees and serves as Chair of the Student Affairs Committee. He has served as an adjunct professor at Bowie State University and Prince George's Community College. 

A faithful member and Chair of the Trustee Board of Fort Foote Baptist Church in Fort Washington, Maryland, Council Member Patterson is the proud father of two sons and a daughter, and grandfather of two granddaughters and a grandson.     

 

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