[Photograph of State Senator] DECATUR W. (BUCKY) TROTTER
Democrat, District 24, Prince George's County

Member of Senate, 1983-99. Member, Budget and Taxation Committee, 1983-92; Special Joint Committee on Pensions, 1984-99; Special Joint Committee on the Medical Assistance Program, 1988-92; Joint Expenditure Study Group on Education and Human Resources, 1991; Finance Committee, 1993-99 (welfare reform subcommittee). Chair, Rules Committee, 1995-99. Member, Legislative Policy Committee, 1995-99; Joint Audit Committee (formerly Joint Committee on Budget and Audit), 1995-99; Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics, 1995-99; Joint Committee on Welfare Reform, 1996-99; Task Force to Study County Property-Tax Setoffs and Related Fiscal Issues, 1997. Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Fair Practices, 1997-99. Chair, Legislative Black Caucus, 1986-88.

Member, House of Delegates, 1975-79. Member, Ways and Means Committee, 1975-79.

Member, Town Council, Town of Glenarden, 1961-68. Mayor of Glenarden, 1970-74. Judge, Orphans' Court, Prince George's County, 1982-83.

Member, Task Force on Infrastructure Financing, 1985-86; Governor's Commission on Black and Minority Health, 1986-88; Project Advisory Council, Children and Family Services Reform Initiative, 1989-96; Governor's Drug and Alcohol Abuse Commission, 1990-95; State Advisory Board for Juvenile Services, 1990-95; Governor's Task Force on the Fair Imposition of Capital Punishment in Maryland, 1996; Task Force to Examine the State's Cemetery and Funeral Industry, 1996; Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, 1999-; Washington Suburban Transit Commission, 1999-.

Born in Washington, DC, January 8, 1932. Attended Washington, DC, public schools. Served in U.S. Army, 1950-52. Virginia State University, B.S., 1956. Adult rehabilitation director for Bureau of Rehabilitation. Delegate, Democratic Party National Convention, 1988, 1996. Former member, Maryland Municipal League. Married; two daughters.

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