Maurice Simpson, Jr. is a youth advocate, public servant, and political strategist. Maurice was born and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland, where his family instilled in him the necessity to work hard, and the commitment to give back to the community in the form of service.
A product of Prince George’s County Public Schools, Maurice is a proud graduate of Charles Herbert Flowers High School, where he developed his leadership skills and actively engaged the community through the AFJROTC program.
Maurice continued his education at Clark Atlanta University, where he was an active voice for young people on his campus, serving on several organizational executive boards and as the Student Government Association Class President during his senior year. In Atlanta, Maurice worked on several political 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 Georgia State Representative Randal Mangham.
Following graduation, Maurice’s commitment to Prince George’s County brought him back home. He 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 local and state ballot initiatives, including the Maryland Dream Act.
Recently, Maurice was elected Vice President of Membership for the Young Democrats of Maryland and serves as chair of the statewide Minority Caucus. In both roles, he is charged with increasing the participation of young people in the political process and being a voice for young people of color throughout the state.
Maurice received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science from Clark Atlanta University in 2011 and is employed with the Prince George’s County Council. He is an active member of the NAACP and attends First Baptist Church of Glenarden.