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Quick Facts
Personal Details

Melissa Wells (Democrat) is a member of the Maryland House of Delegates, representing District 40. Wells was elected to the office on November 6, 2018.

Education

  • MS, Public Policy, American University
  • BA, Political Science, Law, and Sociology, University of California at Riverside, 2006

Professional Experience

  • MS, Public Policy, American University
  • BA, Political Science, Law, and Sociology, University of California at Riverside, 2006
  • Program Associate, PolicyLink, 2014-2015

Political Experience

  • MS, Public Policy, American University
  • BA, Political Science, Law, and Sociology, University of California at Riverside, 2006
  • Program Associate, PolicyLink, 2014-2015
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 40, 2019-present
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 40, 2018
  • Affordable Housing Assistant, Local Initiative Support Corporation, 2009-2010

Current Legislative Committees

Member, Environment and Transportation

Member, Subcommittee on Housing and Real Property

Member, Subcommittee on Land Use and Ethics

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

  • MS, Public Policy, American University
  • BA, Political Science, Law, and Sociology, University of California at Riverside, 2006
  • Program Associate, PolicyLink, 2014-2015
  • Delegate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 40, 2019-present
  • Candidate, Maryland State House of Delegates, District 40, 2018
  • Affordable Housing Assistant, Local Initiative Support Corporation, 2009-2010
  • Member, Equal Pay Commission, 2017-present
  • Regional Director, Baltimore-DC Building Trades Unions, 2015-present
  • Member, Baltimore Washington Building Trades Unions, present
  • Field Advisor, Triple Point Interactions, 2010-2015
Elections

2018

General election
General election for Maryland House of Delegates District 40 (3 seats)

Incumbent Nick Mosby (D), Melissa Wells (D), and incumbent Frank Conaway, Jr. (D) defeated Joshua Harris (G) in the general election for Maryland House of Delegates District 40 on November 6, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Nick Mosby (D)
30.5
19,726

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Melissa Wells (D)
29.3
18,952

Frank Conaway, Jr. (D)
25.9
16,767

Joshua Harris (G)
13.6
8,833
Other/Write-in votes
0.7
485

Total votes: 64,763
Democratic primary election
Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 40 (3 seats)

The following candidates ran in the Democratic primary for Maryland House of Delegates District 40 on June 26, 2018.

Candidate
%
Votes

Nick Mosby (D)
20.6
6,306

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Melissa Wells (D)
14.4
4,423

Frank Conaway, Jr. (D)
13.8
4,230

Westley West (D)
10.1
3,099

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Gabriel Auteri (D)
9.5
2,905

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Terrell Boston-Smith (D)
9.4
2,867

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Sanjay Thomas (D)
5.4
1,646

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Sarah Matthews (D)
4.4
1,361

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Latia Hopkins (D)
4.0
1,231

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Anees Abdul-Rahim (D)
3.5
1,075

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Brian Murphy (D)
2.9
898

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Timothy Mercer (D)
1.2
370

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Blair DuCray (D)
0.8
240

Total votes: 30,651
Republican primary election

No Republican candidates ran in the primary.


Events

2019

Dec. 11
Join Melissa at Nepenthe Brewing Co.

Wed 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Elect Melissa Wells Baltimore, MD