Cloyce Clark is a proven conservative leader that is committed to the future of Northwest Louisiana. Home to a viable port, railroads that transport goods across the nation, a major regional airport, and a place where two major interstates intersect to form the lifelines of commerce and industry for America’s heartland, Northwest Louisiana stands ready for the challenges of the 21st century. The region is ready to explode in job growth and technological innovation, but cracks in Louisiana’s state budget and tax structure could stop progress in its tracks.
Cloyce knows the challenges before this region and our state are merely opportunities in waiting as the region has the talent and resources to overcome any obstacle to growth and economic prosperity. He also knows we need elected officials with the right experience and leadership skills to help our region capture those opportunities. Cloyce is committed to fighting for and being the voice that Northwest Louisiana needs in the State Senate.
After graduating law school, Cloyce was hired as the assistant executive counsel to the governor. In this role he advised the governor’s office on various constitutional and legal issues. As a senior policy adviser, he quickly earned a reputation as a trusted and skilled advocate in the legislative process. Cloyce helped create, write, and guide criminal justice reform legislation. Those efforts have made Louisiana’s criminal justice system more effective and efficient, saving the state millions of dollars all while improving public safety.
Cloyce currently serves Caddo Parish as an assistant district attorney where he prosecutes felony cases involving drug dealers and traffickers. He is in court every week protecting this community and maintaining public safety. He also advises the Caddo Parish District Attorney and the Louisiana District Attorney’s Association on legislative and legal issues affecting criminal laws and the Louisiana court system.
Cloyce is an avid outdoorsman, tagging along with his father on hunting trips since he could walk. He is a lifetime member of the NRA and a staunch defender of the hunting and fishing heritage of Louisiana. He is extremely proud to have fought to ensure the passage of “Louisiana’s Second Amendment”, which strengthened our fundamental right to keep and bear arms.
Cloyce is a native of Northwest Louisiana – born at the old Schumpert Hospital in Shreveport. He is the eldest son of Martha and Cloyce Clark, Jr., who married at St. Mary of the Pines in Southern Hills. His mother’s family owned two country stores in southern DeSoto Parish, and his father diligently worked to provide for his family by building a diverse group of small businesses. From an early age his parents taught him to love and care for our area, and instilled in him the values of faith, family, hard-work, and perseverance.
Cloyce attends church services at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Shreveport. He earned his Juris Doctor from Tulane University Law School graduating Cum Laude, and received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Tulane University.