Chuck Espy
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Chuck Espy

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Representative

Clarksdale, Mississippi

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Chuck Espy

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Summary
Experience
46
Years of Age
8
Years of Experience
MSResidence (state)

Henry William "Chuck" Espy III (born April 24, 1975) is an American politician. Espy is Mayor of Clarksdale, Mississippi, elected June 2017. Chuck Espy served with distinction in the Mississippi House of Representatives for sixteen years. He was elected from District 26 in 1999 and created legislation that has impacted the lives of all people across the state. He spoke passionately on the House floor against Voter ID in the State of Mississippi. He also voted to protect our retired teachers’ 13th check and voted to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). However, the legislation Espy is most proud of is the bill he co-authored in 2010 – the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – which gave health insurance to thousands of Mississippi children. Espy received his Bachelors of Science in Business Management from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA. and received his Master’s in Business Administration from Bethel University in McKenzie, TN. Espy is president of Century Funeral Home and Burial Association, a family business that will celebrate 100 years of services this year. To address economic inequities for families in crisis in his legislative district, Espy founded The Chuck Espy Foundation. This endowment was supported by his legislative salary and matching donor contributions.

Experience

Education

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Southern University - Baton Rouge
BA

Past Positions

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Representative
Mississippi State House of Representatives
1999 - 2007
Owner
Espy Cemetery Corporation
Owner
Century Funeral Home and Burial Association

Other Experience

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Experience
National Council on Race Initiative
Experience
Prince Hall Masons
Experience
Pastor-Parish Relationship Committee
Member
President's Council on Race Relations
Member
Haven United Methodist Church
Member
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated
Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People