Marvin Holmes, Jr.

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Marvin Holmes, Jr.
Maryland House of Delegates District 23B
In office
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 11
Deputy Majority Whip, Maryland State House of Delegates
Base salary$43,500/year
Per diem$142/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Coast Guard
Years of service1970-1974
BirthdayNovember 27, 1948
Place of birthCleveland, Ohio
ReligionMethodist Episcopal
Office website
Marvin E. Holmes, Jr. (b. November 27, 1948) is a Democratic member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 23B and serving as Majority Caucus Leader. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002.


Holmes' professional experience includes working as Project Manager of Land Planning and Engineering for K Hovnanian, and President & Chief Executive Officer of The Piner Group, in New Home Marketing and Sales for Bernie Schultz, New Home Sales Consultant for the United States Home Corporation, and for W.F. Chesley Real Estate, Incorporated.

Committee assignments


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

  • Environmental Matters
  • Subcommittee on Land Use and Ethics
  • Subcommittee on Local Government and Bi-County Agencies
  • Subcommittee on Natural Resources, Chair


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

  • Environmental Matters
    • Subcommittee on Housing and Real Property
    • Subcommittee on Land Use and Ethics
    • Subcommittee on Natural Resources (Chair)



See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Maryland House of Delegates will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 25, 2014. Incumbents Joseph F. Vallario, Jr. and Marvin E. Holmes, Jr. defeated Reginald Tyer, Jr., Ron Watson and Thea Wilson in the Democratic primary, while incumbent Mike Hethmon was unopposed in the Republican primary. Robin Breedon (I) was excluded from the ballot for not meeting petition requirements.[1][2]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 23B Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarvin Holmes, Jr. Incumbent 32.8% 6,323
Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph F. Vallario, Jr. Incumbent 27.4% 5,284
Ron Watson 22.6% 4,357
Thea Wilson 14.5% 2,801
Reginald Tyer, Jr. 2.7% 524
Total Votes 19,289


See also: Maryland House of Delegates elections, 2010

Holmes successfully won re-election in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed.[3]


On November 7, 2006, Marvin Holmes, Jr. ran unopposed for District 23B of the Maryland House of Delegates[4]

Marvin Holmes, Jr. raised $12,982 for his campaign.[5]

Maryland House of Delegates, District 23B
Candidates Votes Percent
Marvin Holmes, Jr. (D) 11,951 99.4%
Write-Ins 77 0.6%

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Holmes was up for re-election, he collected $39,260 in donations.[6]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

Maryland House of Delegates 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marvin Holmes, Jr.'s campaign in 2010
Maryland Science & Technology Ctr LLC$2,500
Freestate Transportation LLC$2,000
Maryland House Democratic Cmte 2010$2,000
Friends Of Jack Johnson$1,500
Maryland Realtors Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $39,260


In 2006, Marvin Holmes, Jr. collected $12,982 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Prince Georges County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Local 1319 $1,750
Citizens for Maggie McIntosh $1,100
Food & Commercial Workers Local 400 $1,000
Maryland Realtors Association $1,000


Holmes is a member of the Greater Mount Nebo African Methodist Episcopal Church, National Conference of State Legislatures, Maryland Veterans Caucus, Task Force on Business-Owner Compensation in Condemnation Proceedings, Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, and the Maryland Green Caucus.[8]

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