Meet Dr. William Reid
Dr. William Reid, often known simply as “Billy”, is a lifelong resident of Frederick, Maryland who has always loved his community. After serving in the United States Army he moved back home, with his wife Monica, after receiving a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. Billy is a retired Staff Scientist from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and has worked in the fields of HIV and Infectious Diseases Research for more than thirty years.
Bill is committed to a progressive agenda of social, economic, educational, racial, environmental, healthcare, and criminal justice. After his retirement from the NIH, he has devoted much time and energy to upholding the ideals of democracy and supporting a Frederick community where everyone has an opportunity for a safe, healthy, and prosperous future. Bill is currently fulfilling his commitment to the Frederick community and the state of Maryland as an elected member of the Frederick County Democratic State Central Committee and as a Joe Biden delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention; as a member of the Frederick County COVID-19 “Testing Task Force” and “COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Task Force” helping to assess and monitor testing needs and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine through Frederick County, specifically addressing marginalized and vulnerable communities; as a member of the Climate Emergency Mobilization Work group tasked with developing recommendations to develop an actionable roadmap to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; as a member of Progressive Maryland and Frederick County Progressives (local chapter); as a 2020 graduate of Progressive Maryland People’s Leadership Institute; as a vice president of the Frederick County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Chairman, West End Community Enrichment Association. Those who know him believe Bill will be an excellent, progressive leader as our District 3A Delegate to the Maryland General Assembly.
As a lifelong resident of Frederick County, his family’s numerous contributions influenced him to continue their legacy of commitment and service to the community, state, and country. This legacy included his great uncle, who served as the first teacher and principal of the African American High School; his father, sister, and uncles that proudly served the United States Armed Services with distinction and honor; his mother, a Frederick County school teacher for more than thirty years, avidly supported civil rights, worked tirelessly to end racial discrimination and raised him to actively oppose racism, hate and bigotry.
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