District 6

The Honorable Derrick Leon Davis

Constituent areas include: City of District Heights, Forestville, Kettering, Largo, Mitchellville and the unincorporated areas of Bowie, Capitol Heights and Upper Marlboro

TERM:
​12/3/2018 - 12/5/2022

TIME ON COUNCIL:
​11/8/2011 - Present
PARTY AFFILIATION:
​Democrat

Prince George’s County Council Member Derrick Leon Davis was reelected to his second four-year term of office, representing Councilmanic District 6, in the November 2018 General Election.  He was first elected in November 2014 to his first four-year term of office after serving three years of a term vacated in 2011.  Council Member Davis has served in numerous leadership roles during his tenure on the Council. In the 2018 Legislative Year, he served as Chair, Public Safety and Fiscal Management Committee; Vice Chair, Rules & General Assembly Committee; member, Health, Education and Human Services Committee; Council representative to the Economic Development Corporation; Vice Chair, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Board of Directors, and University of Maryland Capital Region Health Interim Board Member.  Council Member Davis served as Chair (2016 and 2017) and Vice Chair (2014 and 2015) of the Prince George’s County Council.  Council Member Davis began work with the Council in 1992, as a District 6 Constituent Services Aide in the office of County Council Member JoAnn T. Bell. He 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.  Council Member Davis also held the position of Head Start Program Manager with Prince George’s County Public Schools. Under his leadership, student classroom hours doubled and many 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. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden, and the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and lives in Upper Marlboro with his wife, Sherry.