J. Lowell Stoltzfus

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J. Lowell Stoltzfus
State Senate District 38
Assumed office
January, 1992
Preceded by Lewis R. Riley
House of Delegates District 38
In office
January 1991 – January 1992
Succeeded by Charles A. McClenahan
Personal details
Born (1949-07-15) July 15, 1949 (age 68)
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican

J. Lowell Stoltzfus (born July 15, 1949) is a Republican Senator, and former Minority Leader, representing Maryland's 38th Legislative District, which covers parts of Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester.

Prior to being nominated to replace Lewis Riley in the Maryland State Senate, Stoltzfus was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates District 38.


Senator Stoltzfus graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School in 1967. He later graduated from Salisbury University, B.A. English and Sociology 1973 and Eastern Mennonite Seminary.


Stoltzfus has been a member of the Maryland Senate since January 1992. He became Minority Leader in the Maryland Senate in 2001.

In 1998 Stoltzfus co-sponsored a bill that would have allowed Eastern Shore of Maryland residents to vote in a straw poll on secession from Maryland.[1] He has been an outspoken critic of the University of Maryland, College Park's inability to control the illegal, often violent and destructive actions of the student body.

On August 6, 2009, Senator Stoltzfus announced that he would not seek reelection in 2010 so that he may spend more time with his wife and work at his nursery.[1]

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