Melvin Newendyke

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Melvin Newendyke
Melvin Newendyke.jpg
Maine House of Representatives, District 80
In office
2010 - Present
Term ends
December 3, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$13,852/year (first regular session)
$9,661/year (second regular session)
Per diem$38/day, plus $32/day for meals
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sBob Jones University
ProfessionFarmer, retired banker
Office website
Melvin Newendyke is a Republican member of the Maine House of Representatives, representing District 80. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. Newendyke did not seek re-election in 2014.


Newendyke earned his B.S. in Accounting from Bob Jones University. His professional experience includes working as a farmer, bank executive data center manager, systems analyst and computer programmer.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Newendyke served on the following committees:

Maine Committee Assignments, 2013
Engrossed Bills
Energy, Utilities and Technology


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Newendyke served on the following committees:



See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Newendyke ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Maine House of Representatives District 80. Newendyke ran unopposed in the June 12 Republican primary and defeated Rachel Sukeforth (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Maine House of Representatives, District 80, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMelvin Newendyke Incumbent 50% 2,459
     Democratic Rachel Sukeforth 50% 2,455
Total Votes 4,914


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2010

Newendyke's opponent in the November 2 general election was Democratic candidate Scott Wing. According to unofficial results, Newendyke defeated Wing in the November 2 general election.[3] Democratic incumbent Nancy Smith was not eligible for re-election under Maine's term limits.

Maine House of Representatives General Election, District 80 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Melvin Newendyke (R) 2,308 55%
Scott Wing (D) 1,776 42%[4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Newendyke is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Newendyke raised a total of $13,650 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 13, 2013.[5]

Melvin Newendyke's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Maine State House, District 80 Won $5,950
2010 Maine State House, District 80 Won $7,700
Grand Total Raised $13,650


Newendyke won re-election to the Maine House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Newendyke raised a total of $5,950.
Maine House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Melvin Newendyke's campaign in 2012
Newendyke, Melvin L$3,050
House Republican Fund of Maine$350
Republican Speakers Fund$350
Maine Society of Anesthesiologists$350
Maine Association of Realtors$350
Total Raised in 2012$5,950
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Newendyke raised $7,700 in contributions.[6]

His top two contributors were:

Donor Amount
Newendyke, Mel $4,575
Newendyke, Melvin L $2,400


Newendyke and his wife, Barbara, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nancy Smith (D)
Maine House of Representatives District 80
Succeeded by