Kavonté Duckett, a 7th generation native of Frederick, graduated from Tuscarora High School and Frederick Community College (FCC). He was FCC’s President of the Student Government Association and Student Representative on the Presidential Search Committee. He has been employed with the Gary L. Rollins Funeral Home since 2011 and is currently the Director of Alan P. Linton Jr. Emergency Shelter. Elected to the Frederick County Council - District 4 in November 2022, Kavonté made history, becoming the first African American elected to Frederick County Government. After being sworn in, he was elected as the Vice President of the Council.
He is a member of Improved, Benevolent, Protective Order of Elks of the World (IBPOEW), Mountain City Lodge # 382, President of Road Knights Car Club and serves on the board of directors for African American Resources Cultural and Heritage Society (AARCH) and Fairview Cemetery. He has previously served on Frederick County Human Relation Commission, Eliminating the Achievement Gap, and I Believe in Me Inc. board of directors and as past president of the Young Democrats of Frederick County. Kavonté has received numerous awards including the 2017 Rising Star Award from the Frederick Democratic Party and the Dr. Dorothy I. Height Leadership Award from Frederick County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., 2022 Frederick Magazine "People to Watch", and the 2023 Dr. Earlene Thornton Award from The Frederick Club NANBPWC.