Maurice Simpson Jr.
Maurice Simpson Jr., born and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland, is a youth advocate, public servant, and political strategist. As president of the Prince George’s County Young Democrats and vice president of the Young Democrats of Maryland, he works to increase the social and political activism of young people through advocacy and issue-based campaigns, and serves as a voice for Millennials of color throughout the state. Simpson’s advocacy portfolio includes: raising the minimum wage, equal funding for historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU), juvenile justice reform, and college affordability.
While studying political science in Atlanta, Simpson worked on several campaigns, including: Students for Barack Obama 2008, Alvelyn Sanders for Atlanta City Council, and Mayor Kasim Reed’s successful campaign in 2009. Additionally, he served as a legislative aide to a member of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. After graduation, Simpson returned to Prince George’s County and worked tirelessly on President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and the Maryland Democratic Coordinated Campaign. He was also active with local grassroots campaigns on state ballot initiatives, including the Maryland Dream Act.
Outside politics, Simpson serves on the board of the Maryland Community Development Corporation and is an active member of the Prince George’s County NAACP and First Baptist Church of Glenarden. He received a bachelor of arts degree from Clark Atlanta University and is currently pursuing his juris doctor from the University of Baltimore School of Law. Professionally, he serves on the intergovernmental affairs team of the Prince George’s County council.