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Kenneth R. "Ken" Melvin

Member From: 1986 - May 7, 2009

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  • Birth Date: 1952 Birth Place:Fayetteville, NC
  • Gender: Male Race: African American
  • Spouse: Sylvia LaVerne Hodges
  • Children: Derek R. and Nicholas A.
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  • Education: Colby College; ME (B.A.; 1974) Georgetown University Law Center; Washington; DC (J.D.; 1977)
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  • Occupation/Profession: Attorney (Melvin and Bullock)
  • Memberships/Affiliations: Third Baptist Church Virginia State Bar (former board of governors, criminal law division) Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority (former commissioner) Tidewater Legal Aid Society (former board member) American Bar Association Old Dominion Bar Association Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association NAACP, Portsmouth Branch (legal counsel) Former trial attorney, United States Department of Justice
  • Other Notable Service and/or Elected Offices: Judicial appointment 2009
Session District District Number Party Leadership Committees
1986 City of Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Health Welfare and Institutions
Labor and Commerce
1987 City of Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Health Welfare and Institutions
Labor and Commerce
1988 City of Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Counties Cities and Towns
Health Welfare and Institutions
Labor and Commerce
1989 City of Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Counties Cities and Towns
Health Welfare and Institutions
Labor and Commerce
1990 City of Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Counties Cities and Towns
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1991 City of Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Counties Cities and Towns
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1992 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Counties Cities and Towns
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1993 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1994 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Courts of Justice
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1995 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Courts of Justice
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1996 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Courts of Justice
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1997 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Courts of Justice
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1998 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Courts of Justice
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
1999 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Courts of Justice
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
2000 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Courts of Justice
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
2001 Cities of Chesapeake (part) and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Claims
Courts of Justice
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
Privileges and Elections
2002 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Courts of Justice
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
2003 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Courts of Justice
Finance
Health Welfare and Institutions
2004 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice
Finance
2005 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice
Finance
2006 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice
Finance
2007 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice
Finance
2008 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice
Finance
2009 Cities of Chesapeake (part), Norfolk (part), and Portsmouth (part) 80 Democrat Commerce and Labor
Courts of Justice
Finance

*The information within this interactive and searchable application has been researched extensively by the House Clerk’s Office. As with any historical records of this age and breadth, there may be discrepancies and/or inconsistencies within records obtained from a variety of credible sources. Any feedback is encouraged at history@house.virginia.gov.

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