Prince George’s Appoints Mayor Medlock to Council Vacancy

Prince George’s County voted Tuesday night to appoint District Heights Mayor Johnathan M. Medlock to a recently vacated seat on the 11-member body.

Last night, Prince George’s County Council voted unanimously to appoint District Heights Mayor Johnathan M. Medlock to a recently vacated seat on the body. This appointment marks a move from municipal to county government for Mayor (soon to be Council Member) Medlock. The appointment will last for the remaining seven months of the term, with a swearing-in ceremony tentatively scheduled for Monday. Medlock is currently not a candidate for the seat in this year’s election.

According to Mr. Medlock’s official biography:

Mayor Johnathan M. Medlock is a servant-leader whose passion for strengthening communities has spanned more than thirty years. As an advocate and grass-roots organizer, his commitment to regenerating the city through innovative partnerships, economic development, environmental stewardship, and police reform, is unwavering.

The 18th Mayor of the City of District Heights, Johnathan M. Medlock, has served the city as a Commissioner 2016-2017, Vice Mayor (2018), and Acting Mayor from November 2019 until being elected to office in July 2020.

Since assuming office in 2020, Mayor Medlock has been diligent to meet the needs of a diverse community. Throughout the pandemic, Mayor Medlock ensured the most vulnerable had access to meals and resources. Mayor Medlock established partnerships with faith-based organizations, non-profits, and local businesses to provide COVID testing, mobile vaccinations, and financial support. Under his leadership, the City selected an Interim-Chief of Police to provide stability to the District Heights Police Department and guarantee continuity of safety for residents.