Alyce Clarke

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Alyce Clarke
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 69
In office
1985 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 30
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected1985
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sAlcorn State University
Office website
Alyce G. Clarke is a Democratic member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 69. She was first elected to the chamber in 1983.


Clarke earned her B.S. from Alcorn State University and attended the Tuskegee Institute. Her professional experience includes working as a nutritionist and professional consultant, and in insurance.[1]

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Clarke served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Education, Vice Chair
Interstate Cooperation
Youth and Family Affairs


During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Clarke served on the following committees:


During the 2010-2011 legislative session, Clarke served on the following committees:


Sex education

Clarke has been pushing for a sex education bill for over 20 years, stating that since Mississippi has the highest rate of teen births in the country, abstinence-only classes are not working. She has advocated for an opt-in sex education class, where parents have to sign up their students in order to take the class.[2]



See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi House of Representatives will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[3]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Clarke won re-election to District 69 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. She ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and was unchallenged in the November 8 general election.[4][5]


See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Clarke was re-elected in District 69, running unopposed after Republican challenger Martin Lyles withdrew[6]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 69 (2007)
Candidates Votes Percent
Alyce Clarke (D) 3,139 100.00%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Clarke received $1,650 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Alyce Clarke's campaign in 2011
Anheuser Busch (C/O The Clay Firm)$500
Abbot Laboratories Inc$250
Mississippi Primary Healthcare Association$250
Mississippi Healthcare Association (The Clay Firm)$250
Total Raised in 2011 $1,650
Total Votes received in 2011 3,659
Cost of each vote received $0.45


In 2007, Clarke collected $13,470 in donations.[8]

Listed below are the five largest contributors to her campaign.

Donor Amount
Mississippi Medical Association $1,200
Ameristar Casinos $1,000
Mississippi House Democratic Leadership $1,000
AT&T $700
Bankplus $500


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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[9]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[10]


Clarke has been a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alcorn Alumni, Jack & Jill of America, Mississippi Public Health Association, Regional Association of Drug Free Schools and Communities, and the State Parent Teacher Association.[1]

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