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CHRISTOPHER STEVENSON

Senior Policy Analyst
1199SEIU

stevenson-christopher-mf-6859Christopher Stevenson’s most significant professional accomplishment involves his drafting and assisting in the passage of a bill by the Prince George’s County Council to help what are known as returning citizens.

These are folks returning to regular life following incarceration. As a director of public policy, Stevenson, 29, drafted a bill that allows top county officials and community leaders to work together to tackle the plight of returning citizens.

The Prince George’s County Re-entry Advisory Board will be tasked with examining the obstacles and problems of returning citizens, whose numbers are expected to rise from 2020 to 2022.

He’s also a member of the Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee. Stevenson works with a variety of nonprofits and local, state and national partners to address community needs.

This work has included feeding the homeless and establishing a toiletries drive for the homeless during the pandemic. He also sponsored a community check-in to inform residents in the 24th legislative district about what their local school board members and state officials are doing during COVID-19 and led a Black Lives Matter protest from Glenarden to FedEx Field.

“I do not have a specific recipe to my success,” he said, aside from his ongoing passion and willingness to help his community. “I don’t wait for a problem to arise in my community, rather I go try to find a solution to prevent another community need from occurring.”

A 2009 graduate of George Washington University with a master’s degree in public administration, Stevenson has served in several other legislative roles, including as state legislative liaison for state Sen. Joanne Benson, D-{romce George’s, deputy director of policy and legislation for the League of United Latin American Citizens and political strategist for Del. Keith Haynes.

He’s also a member of the NAACP, the 202 Coalition, Kappa Alpha Psi and Pi Alpha Alpha.

This is a winner profile from The Daily Record's 2020 VIP List awards. Information for this profile was sourced from the honoree's application for the award.