Mike Espy

Alphonso Michael Espy is an American politician who served as the 25th United States Secretary of Agriculture from 1993 to 1994. He was both the first African American and first person from the Deep South to assume the position. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Mike Espy has 130 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1986 Call-In as a Democratic Representative for Mississippi's 2nd district. The year with the most videos was 1993 with 26 videos as a Secretary for the Department of Agriculture. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2018 with an average of 1,693 views per program. Most appearances with Bill Clinton (15), Al Gore Jr. (10), Robert B. Reich (6). Most common tags: Agriculture, African Americans, Mississippi.

Appearances by Title:


U.S. Senate Candidate,
c. January 1, 2018 - November 27, 2018 Videos: 3 Secretary, Department of Agriculture c. February 3, 1993 - c. December 31, 1994 Videos: 40 U.S. Representative, D-MS 2nd View Map December 9, 1986 - January 22, 1993 Videos: 87

Recent Appearances

  • Mike Espy Runoff Election Remarks

    Mike Espy Runoff Election Remarks

    Mike Espy (D) delivered remarks after conceding to Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate runoff election.

  • Mississippi U.S. Senate Debate

    Mississippi U.S. Senate Debate

    In the run-off election for Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race, incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) faced challenger Mike Espy (D)…

  • Food and Agriculture Policy Summit

    Food and Agriculture Policy Summit

    Former secretaries of agriculture discussed the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture and potential changes in agriculture…

  • African American Politics

    African American Politics

    Moderated by Rep. Ford, current and former members of Congress examined the evolution of African American political power…

  • Independent Counsel Practices

    Independent Counsel Practices

    Witnesses testified about their experiences with independent counsel investigations, the lapse of the independent counsel…

  • Agriculture Department Reorganization

    Agriculture Department Reorganization

    Secretary Espy discussed yesterday’s news conference in which he announced the closing of more than 1,000 Department of…

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Historical Member of Congress Record

Former District Map Former Ideology Rankings

Ideology data is based on DW-NOMINATE statistics developed by Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal. More information can be found at Voteview .

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