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|Name = Kelvin Buck
 
|Name = Kelvin Buck
 
|Profile picture = Kelvin Buck.jpg
 
|Profile picture = Kelvin Buck.jpg
|Position = Mississippi House of Representatives District 5
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|Position = Mississippi House of Representatives, District 5
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = 2004 - present
 
|Tenure = 2004 - present
|Term ends = January 3, 2012
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|Term ends = January 3, 2016
 
|Assumed office = 2004
 
|Assumed office = 2004
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
 
|Political party = Democratic | Party dot = {{bluedot|size=10px}}
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|Base salary = $10,000 per year
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|Base salary = $10,000/year
 
|Per diem = $109/day
 
|Per diem = $109/day
 
|Pension =
 
|Pension =
|Last election = [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007|November 6, 2007]]
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|Last election = [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
 
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|First elected = November 4, 2003
 
|First elected = November 4, 2003
 
|Term limits =  
 
|Term limits =  
|Next election = [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011|November 8, 2011]]
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|Next election = [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015|November 3, 2015]]
 
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|Personal website =
 
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kelvin Buck''' (b. July 23, 1961) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]].  He has represented the 5th District since 2004.
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}}{{tnr}}'''Kelvin Buck''' (b. July 23, 1961) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[Mississippi House of Representatives]], representing District 5.  He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.
  
Buck is a Coordinating Director for American Broadcasting Corporation 24 News.  He earned his BA from Rust College.
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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 is due to begin.<ref>[http://djournal.com/view/full_story/22535659/article-Buck-to-focus-on-state-needs-before-mayor-role?instance=home_news_1st_left ''NEMS Daily Journal'', "Buck to focus on state needs before mayor role," May 10, 2013. Retrieved June 5, 2013.]</ref>
  
Buck is a member of the Boys Scouts of America and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.<ref>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40290 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Buck]</ref>
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==Biography==
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Buck earned his B.A. from Rust College.  His professional experience includes working as a Coordinating Director for ABC 24 News.<ref name=vs>[http://votesmart.org/summary.php?can_id=40290 ''Project Vote Smart'' - Rep. Buck]</ref>
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===2012-2013===
 
===2012-2013===
During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Buck has been appointed to the following committees:
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During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Buck served on the following committees:
* [[Conservation and Water Resources Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Conservation and Water Resources]]
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Insurance Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Insurance]], Vice-Chair
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|State = Mississippi
* [[Medicaid Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Medicaid]]
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|year = 2012
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
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|Committee1 = Conservation and Water Resources
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|Committee2 = Insurance
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|Committee3 = Medicaid
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|Committee4 = Universities and Colleges
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}}
  
 
===2010-2011===
 
===2010-2011===
During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Buck was appointed to the following committees:
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During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Buck served on the following committees:
* [[Universities and Colleges Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Universities and Colleges]] (Vice-Chair)
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{{Committee Assignments
* [[Education Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Education]]
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|State = Mississippi
* [[Juvenile Justice Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Juvenile Justice]]
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|year = 2010
* [[Medicaid Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Medicaid]]
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|Chamber = House of Representatives
* [[Public Utilities Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Public Utilities]]
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|Committee1 = Universities and Colleges
* [[Select Cmte on Utility Cost Recovery Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Select Committee on Utility Cost Recovery]]
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|Chair1 = Vice Chair
* [[Select Committee on Poverty Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Select Committee on Poverty]]
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|Committee2 = Education
* [[Transportation Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Transportation]]
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|Committee3 = Juvenile Justice
* [[Ways and Means Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives|Ways and Means]]
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|Committee4 = Medicaid
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|Committee5 = Public Utilities
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|Committee6 = Select Cmte on Utility Cost Recovery
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|Committee7 = Select Committee on Poverty
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|Committee8 = Transportation
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|Committee9 = Ways and Means
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}}
  
==Elections==
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==Election history==
 
===2011===
 
===2011===
 
:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007]]''
 
:: ''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.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp]</ref> He was unopposed in the primary election.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/PrimaryCert/Democratic.asp Mississippi 2007 Primary election results]</ref>
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On November 6, 2007 Buck won re-election in District 5, defeating Republican challenger James Richard Dunworth with 3,154 votes.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/Statewide%20Elections.asp ''Mississippi Secretary of State'', 2007 election results.]</ref> He was unopposed in the primary election.<ref>[http://www.sos.state.ms.us/elections/2007/PrimaryCert/Democratic.asp Mississippi 2007 Primary election results]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
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===2011===
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In 2011, Buck received $15,000 in campaign donations.  The top contributors are listed below.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/state_candidates.phtml?s=MS&y=2011&f=H&so=O#sorttable Follow the Money - 2011 contributions]</ref>
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{{slp donor box 2011
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|Chamber = Mississippi House of Representatives
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 15000
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|total votes = 4874
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|org1 = Jam PAC
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|org2 = Delta Technical College
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|org3 = Anheuser-Busch
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|org4 = Thompson Dunavant
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|org5 = BNSF Railway
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|orgdonor1 = 2,500
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|orgdonor2 = 1,000
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|orgdonor3 = 1,000
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|orgdonor4 = 500
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|orgdonor5 = 500
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|}}
  
 
===2007===
 
===2007===
In 2007, Buck collected $20,990 in donations.<ref> http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94533</ref>
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In 2007, Buck collected $20,990 in donations.<ref>[http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=94533 ''Follow the Money'', 2007 contributions to Kelvin Buck.]</ref>
  
 
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
 
Listed below are the five largest contributors to his campaign.
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==Contact Information==
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==Recent news==
 
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Capitol Address:<br>
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Post Office Box 1018<br>
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Jackson, MS 39215<br>
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District Address:<br>
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700 Martin Luther King Drive<br>
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Holly Springs, MS 38635 <br>
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Phone: 662-252-2899                662-252-2899                      662-252-2899       (Business)<br>
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Phone: 901-323-2430 (Home)
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Email:<br>
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kbuck@house.ms.gov
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
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* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/buck_%285th%29.xml Office website]
* [http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/members/house/buck_%285th%29.xml Mississippi House Member Page]
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* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=40290 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=40290 Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=40290 Biography from Project Vote Smart]
 
* [http://www.votesmart.org/bio.php?can_id=40290 Biography from Project Vote Smart]

Revision as of 00:49, 8 June 2013

Kelvin Buck
Kelvin Buck.jpg
Mississippi House of Representatives, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 10
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$109/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 4, 2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sRust College
Personal
ProfessionBroadcasting executive
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kelvin Buck (b. July 23, 1961) is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 5. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

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 is due to begin.[1]

Biography

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

Committee assignments

2012-2013

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

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

2010-2011

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

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

Election history

2011

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]

2007

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.[4] He was unopposed in the primary election.[5]

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

2011

In 2011, Buck received $15,000 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

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
Anheuser-Busch$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

2007

In 2007, Buck collected $20,990 in donations.[7]

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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