Adline C. Clarke

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Adline C. Clarke
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Alabama House of Representatives District 97
In office
June 2013 - Present
Term ends
November 5, 2014
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
First electedMay 21, 2013
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Adline C. Clarke is a Democratic member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 97. She was first elected to the chamber on May 21, 2013.


Clarke graduated with a B.A in Communication Arts from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. Her professional experience includes working as an intern, general assignment reporter, education reporter, business editor, assistant city editor and city editor of The Mobile Register. Clarke has also worked as an instructor, the president of Black Classics Books & Gifts and the communications officer for Mobile Development Enterprises. She is currently the senior vice president of Business and Community Relations for Mobile Development Enterprises.[1]



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Incumbent Adline C. Clarke was unopposed in the Democratic primary and is unchallenged in the general election.[2][3][4][5]


See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Clarke won election in a special election for Alabama House of Representatives District 97. The seat was vacant due to Yvonne Kennedy's (D) death on December 8, 2012. Clarke faced William Carroll, Karlos Finley, Jeffery Ray Jones, Levi Wright, Jr., Kimberly Williams Pettway and Ronnie L. Williams in the Democratic primary on February 26. As no candidate took over 50 percent of the vote, the top two vote-getters - Finley and Clarke - met in a runoff on April 9, which Clarke won. Clarke defeated David Blunt (I) and Burton LeFlore (I) in the general election, which took place on May 21.[6][7][8][9][10][11]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 97, Special Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdline C. Clarke 89.8% 1,270
     Independent David Blunt 2.8% 40
     Independent Burton LeFlore 7.4% 104
Total Votes 1,414

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Preceded by
Yvonne Kennedy (D)
Alabama House District 97
June 2013-present
Succeeded by