Clarke Tucker is a 7th generation Arkansan, business attorney, husband, and father of two. A lifelong member deeply rooted in our community, Clarke has dedicated his career to advancing Central Arkansas, serving as a State Representative since 2014 while working with non-profits and charities to make Little Rock Metro Area a better home for our families. Public service has been a life-long calling for Clarke, and now he is running for Congress in Arkansas’s 2nd District.
Being raised in Central Arkansas, Clarke’s family taught him that while you may disagree with others, you only have one chance to prove your character and protect your community. These are the values that led Clarke to serve in pivotal leadership roles such as Central High Student Body President, President of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics, Editor-In-Chief for the University of Arkansas Law Review, and most recently, in Arkansas’s State Legislature.
In the legislature Clarke wrote and helped pass critical legislation to protect Arkansan families including expanding access to healthcare through Arkansas Works, leading the fight for paid maternity leave for State employees, increasing funding for Pre-K education, and cutting taxes on middle class Arkansans. He fought for these bills by collaborating and building trust with Republican colleagues, rather than through the political gamesmanship that riddles our government today.
But last year, Clarke’s life changed forever. His fight for affordable, quality healthcare became a personal reality when he was diagnosed with cancer. No longer could he stand-by and let the Washington elites destroy our healthcare system and strip away protections for thousands of Arkansans with pre-existing conditions.
Arkansas needs leaders who believe that hard work should lead to opportunity, not just for the benefit of the elite. Arkansas needs leaders who understand what is at stake for all families.
Clarke lives in Little Rock on the street where he was raised, with his wife Toni and two children, Ellis (8) and Mari Francis (5).
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