Melvin L. Stukes
|Melvin L. Stukes|
|Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
from the 44th district
January 10, 2007
|Preceded by||Jeffrey Paige|
|Baltimore City Council|
|Preceded by||Ed Reisienger|
|Succeeded by||Helen Holton|
March 15, 1948 |
Melvin L. Stukes (born March 15, 1948) is an American politician who represents the 44th legislative district in the Maryland House of Delegates. Stukes is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland. Prior to winning a seat in the Maryland General Assembly, Stukes served 13 years in the Baltimore City Council.
Delegate Stukes was born in Baltimore, his father was in the Navy and the family moved several times during his childhood. He graduated from Scott's Branch High school in Summerton, South Carolina. After high school he enlisted in U.S. Air Force, served three years until 1968 and later entered Morgan State University,where he earned a B.S. in business administration in 1975. During his stint on the Baltimore City Council, Stukes made national news by introducing a resolution that would ban the word nigger. Stukes said he was prompted to introduce the measure, not because of racism, but because it was being used widely by members of his own race. Stukes said that by ignoring the use of the word, officials give the impression, especially to young people, that it's acceptable.
Democratic primary election results, 2010
- 2010 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 44th District
- Voters to choose three: (only the top 6 finishers are shown)
Name Votes Percent Outcome Keith E. Haynes 4859 25.9% Won Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr. 4481 13.9% Won Melvin L. Stukes 3321 17.7% Won Ruth Kirk 2860 15.2% Lost Chris Blake 973 5.1% Lost Gary T. English 907 4.8% Lost
General election results, 2006
- 2006 Race for Maryland House of Delegates – 44th District
- Voters to choose three:
Name Votes Percent Outcome Melvin L. Stukes Dem. 13,173 34.0% Won Ruth M. Kirk, Dem. 12,894 33.3% Won Keith E. Haynes, Dem. 12,565 32.4% Won Other Write-Ins 129 0.3%
- voted for the Clean Indoor Air Act of 2007 (HB359)
- voted in favor of increasing the sales tax by 20% - Tax Reform Act of 2007(HB2)
- voted in favor of prohibiting ground rents in 2007(SB106)
- voted in favor of in-state tuition for illegal immigrants in 2007 (HB6)
- sponsored House Bill 30 in 2007, allowing the state to confiscate unused portions of gift certificates after 4 years.House Bill 30
- "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved 2011-03-26.
- "House of Delegates Results". Maryland State Board of Elections. Retrieved March 3, 2007.