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Rep. Alyce Clarke won't seek re-election

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – After more than 35 years of service in the Mississippi Legislature, Representative Alyce Clarke (D-District 69) announced she will not seek re-election.

Clarke was first elected in 1985 and was the first Black woman in the Mississippi Legislature.

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During her time at the Mississippi State Capitol, Clarke served on multiple committees, including the Appropriations Committee, Drug Policy Committee, Education Committee and Gaming Committee.

A longtime advocate of the state lottery, Clarke was the first to propose a lottery and the first to buy a Mississippi lottery ticket in 2019.

Clarke attended college at Alcorn State University and Tuskegee University.

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