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Melvin Stukes
Maryland House of Delegates District 44
Former member
In office
Elections and appointments
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMorgan State University, 1975
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Years of service1965-1968
Date of birthMarch 15, 1948
Place of birthBaltimore, Maryland
ProfessionMaryland Transit Administration
ReligionUnited Methodist
Melvin L. Stukes (b. March 15, 1948) is a former Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 44 from 2007 to 2015.

Stukes served on the Baltimore City Council from 1991 to 2004.


Stukes' professional experience includes working as Special Assistant to Director of the Office of Customer Information, Maryland Transit Administration, Lead Revenue Specialist of the Compliance Division of the Comptroller of the Treasury, and Auditor of the Sales and Use Tax Division. He served in the United States Air Force.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stukes served on these committees:

  • Subcommittee on Finance Resources
  • Subcommittee on Revenues
  • Ways & Means


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stukes served on these committees:

  • Ways & Means
    • Subcommittee on Finance Resources
    • Subcommittee on Transportation



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbent Keith E. Haynes defeated incumbents Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr. and Melvin L. Stukes in the Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 44A Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKeith E. Haynes Incumbent 43.4% 1,734
Keifer J. Mitchell, Jr. Incumbent 39.4% 1,574
Melvin L. Stukes Incumbent 17.3% 691
Total Votes 3,999


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Stukes successfully won r-eelection in the general election on November 2, 2010, taking the third of three seats.[3]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 44 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Keiffer Mitchell, Jr. (D) 15,068
Green check mark transparent.png Keith Haynes (D) 14,879
Green check mark transparent.png Melvin Stukes (D) 13,994
Brian Jones (R) 1,837
Trae Lewis (R) 1,224


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Melvin Stukes ran for District 44 of the Maryland House of Delegates, winning the first of three seats, beatingRuth Kirk and Keith Haynes.[4]

Melvin Stukes raised $18,569 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 44
Candidates Votes Percent
Melvin Stukes (D) 13,173 34.0%
Ruth Kirk (D) 12,894 33.3%
Keith Haynes (D) 12,565 32.4%
Write-Ins 129 0.3%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Stukes was up for re-election, he collected $60,933 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Melvin Stukes's campaign in 2010
Stukes, Melvin L$8,300
Emanuel Tire Co$3,000
Deford, Catherine$3,000
Rannie, Mark J$3,000
Maryland House Democratic Cmte 2010$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $60,933


Stukes is President of the Cherry Hill Improvement Association, Vice-President of the Leon Day Foundation, and a member of the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland.[7]

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