Kelvin Buck

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Kelvin Buck
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 5
Former member
In office
2004 - 2013
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 4, 2003
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sRust College
ProfessionBroadcasting executive
Office website
Kelvin Buck (b. July 23, 1961) is a former Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 5 from 2004 to 2013.

On May 7, 2013, Buck was elected mayor of Holly Springs after winning the Democratic primary without a general election opponent to face. He said he would not resign from his House post before July 1, 2013, when his mayoral term was due to begin.[1]


Buck earned his B.A. from Rust College. His professional experience includes working as a Coordinating Director for ABC 24 News.[2]

Committee assignments


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Buck served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2012
Conservation and Water Resources
Universities and Colleges


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Buck served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2010
Universities and Colleges, Vice Chair
Juvenile Justice
Public Utilities
Select Cmte on Utility Cost Recovery
Select Committee on Poverty
Ways and Means



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Buck won re-election to District 5 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[3][4]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Buck won re-election in District 5, defeating Republican challenger James Richard Dunworth with 3,154 votes.[5] He was unopposed in the primary election.[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 5 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Kelvin Buck (D) 3,154 71.81%
James Richard Dunworth (R) 1,238 28.19%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Buck received $15,000 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kelvin Buck's campaign in 2011
Jam PAC$2,500
Delta Technical College$1,000
Thompson Dunavant$500
BNSF Railway$500
Total Raised in 2011 $15,000
Total Votes received in 2011 4,874
Cost of each vote received $3.08


In 2007, Buck collected $20,990 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi House Democratic Leadership $9,000
MAE Fund for Children and Public Education $1,000
Mississippi Hospital Association $1,000
Mississippi Bankers Association $1,000
Lawyers Involved for Mississippi Betterment $500

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Preceded by
Mississippi House of Representatives District 5
Succeeded by
John Gary Faulkner (D)