Eugene Clarke

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Eugene Clarke
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Mississippi State Senate, District 22
In office
2004 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 11
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First elected2003
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMississippi State University
Date of birthApril 4, 1956
Place of birthGreenville Air Force Base, Mississippi
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
Office website
Eugene S. Clarke (b. April 4, 1956) is a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003.

Clarke was a member of the Washington County Board of Education from 1987 to 1991. He has also been a member of the Washington County Republican Executive Committee.


Clarke earned his B.S. from Mississippi State University in 1978. His professional experience includes working as a Staff Accountant, CPA, and Partner in Clarke, Bradley, Wicks and Baker.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

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

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Appropriations, Chair
Accountability, Efficiency and Transparency
Congressional Redistricting
Economic Development
Judiciary, Division A
Legislative Budget
Legislative Reapportionment
Ports and Marine Resources


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


In the 2010-2011 legislative session, Clarke served on these committees:


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Eugene Clarke endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]



See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi State Senate 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.[2]


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011

Clarke wonr re-election to the Mississippi Senate District 22. He ran unopposed in the primary on August 2, 2011. George Hollowell defeated Mala Brooks in the Democratic primary. Clarke defeated Hollowell in the general election on November 8, 2011.[3]

Mississippi State Senate, District 22 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEugene Clarke Incumbent 53.9% 7,032
     Democratic George Hollowell 46.1% 6,021
Total Votes 13,053


See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2007

On November 6, 2007, Eugene Clarke ran for District 22 of the Mississippi State Senate, beating Sandra Hill.[4]

Eugene Clarke raised $68,050 for his campaign.[5]

Mississippi Senate, District 22
Candidates Votes Percent
Eugene Clarke (R) 7,266 58.7%
Sandra Hill (D) 5,116 41.3%

Campaign donors


In 2011, Clarke received $197,708 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Mississippi State Senate 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eugene Clarke's campaign in 2011
Mississippi Medical Association$15,000
Nichols, John$10,000
Mississippi Healthcare Association$8,500
Miss Republican Party$5,000
Mississippi Physicians Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2011 $197,708
Total Votes received in 2011 7,032
Cost of each vote received $28.12


In 2009, Eugene Clarke collected $21,050 in donations.[7]

His four largest contributors in 2009 were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Senate PAC $1,500
PCI Political Account $1,000
Altria $1,000
Anheuser-Busch $1,000


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[8]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[9]


Clarke and his wife, Paula, have three children.

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Preceded by
Mississippi State Senate District 22
Succeeded by