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|Mississippi Senate District 13|
|Bachelor's||Mississippi Valley State University|
|Place of birth||Greenville, Mississippi, Washington County|
|Religion||Church of God in Christ|
- See also: Mississippi State Senate elections, 2011
Barksdale was defeated in the 2011 election for Mississippi Senate District 13. He was unopposed in the primary election on August 2, 2011. Incumbent Willie Simmons ran unopposed in the Democratic primary. Barksdale lost to Simmons in the general election on November 8, 2011. 
|Mississippi State Senate, District 13 General Election, 2011|
|Democrat||Willie Simmons Incumbent||78.8%||8,765|