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Edward Burroughs, III, Fills Vacant District 8 Seat
The newest member of the Prince George’s County Council, Edward Burroughs, III, (D) – District 8, was administered the Oath of Office today by District Court of Maryland Associate Judge LaKeecia Allen, during a swearing-in ceremony in the Council Hearing Room in Largo.
Council Member Burroughs won a Special Election to fill the District 8 Council seat left vacant in November 2021. In remarks to a contingency of family and supporters, Council Member Burroughs thanked his parents, crediting them for motivating him to work hard and serve. “I would like to thank my family and parents, who are with me today. My father is here, and I believe he is the hardest working person I know, so that is something I learned from him. There are not enough words for me to properly express my love and appreciation for all of you, so I will say thank you for all you have done and continue to do for me.”
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, who Council Member Burroughs described as a mentor and friend, attended the swearing-in, offering words of encouragement. “I am pleased to be here, joining all of you in celebrating a young man of extraordinary worth who has shown himself to be someone who listens and acts for the people.”
Council Member Burroughs reaffirmed his strong commitment to improving Prince George’s County communities and supporting its young people. “I believe with all my heart that if we properly invest and take care of our youth, we will see a major transformation in Prince George’s County and the world. Young people can have an enormous impact not only on our future, but on our present. We have to give them the support and opportunities for success.”
Following the swearing-in ceremony, the County Council convened, with Council Member Burroughs participating in his first County Council session.
A lifelong Prince George’s County resident, Council Member Burroughs is a graduate of Crossland High School and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Most recently, Council Member Burroughs served as Director of Legislative Affairs in the Office of the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney. Council Member Burroughs also served over 10 years on the Prince George’s County Board of Education.
District 8 constituent areas include Andrews Air Force Base, Camp Springs, Clinton, Forest Heights, Fort Washington, Glass Manor, Marlow Heights, Oxon Hill, and Temple Hills.