Candidate Profile
Eugene S. "Buck" Clarke

Republican , Mississippi


Eugene S. "Buck" Clarke

Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon


Conservative Organizations

Empower Mississippi, 2016:  A
Americans for Prosperity MS, 2016:  90%
American Conservative Union MS (ACU-MS), 2018:  43%, 71% (cum.)



Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union MS (ACLU), 2018:  43%




Reported by Candidate

Mississippi State Medical Association, Mississippi Association of Realtors

Selected Contributions


Roger Wicker (2018), Thad Cochran (2016)







Other Information

key votes from Vote Smart


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?



It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Remove unnecessary regulations and workforce development.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should create the environment that is attractive to business (lower taxes, less regulation). Also, judicial system in which everyone gets a fair shake.

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not penalize those who define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.


How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Get rid of Obamacare. Encourage free market competition in healthcare services and the insurance marketplace.

National Security

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Biblical values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.


People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

The rejection of a monarchy and the need for a balanced government to protect God given rights. To provide a government for the people by the people.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Strong conservative Christian


When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

We have to secure our southern border

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

40 years private CPA practice - knowledge of State and Federal tax codes 16 years in the State Senate - eight as Appropriations Chairman (handled the budget for the State of Mississippi)

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Been married to the former Paula Watkins of West Point, MS for 40 years. Three grown children, four grandchildren.

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree


  • Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Hollandale United Methodist Church
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • NRA Member
  • State Senate (district 22), Held 2004-2019

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