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Ulysses Currie


In office
1987 – 1995
Constituency District 25,
Prince George's County

In office
1995 – Present
Constituency District 25,
Prince George's County

Born Whiteville, North Carolina
Political party Democratic
Occupation Teacher

Ulysses Currie is an American politician from Maryland and a member of the Democratic Party. He is currently serving in his 4th term in the Maryland State Senate, representing Maryland's District 25 in Prince George's County. Currie is Chair of the powerful Budget and Taxation Committee.

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Background

Currie, the son of a sharecropper, grew up in Whiteville, North Carolina. He was the first of his family to go to college and earned his undergraduate degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.[1] After serving in the United States Army, he moved to the Washington, DC area to attend American University. Currie worked for 25 years as an educator in the Prince George's County Public Schools.

In the legislature

Currie was originally elected to the House of Delegates in 1986, representing District 25 in Prince George's County. During his time in the house, he became Majority Whip, the 3rd-ranking position in the House after the Speaker and the Majority Leader. Currie was elected to his seat in the State Senate in 1994. He is currently Chair of the powerful Budget and Taxation Committee.

FBI Investigation

On May 29, 2008, it was reported that the FBI had searched Currie's District Heights home and taken documents related to his work as a consultant to Shoppers Food & Pharmacy[2]. The investigation is ongoing.

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