Born on November 30, 1953, Mike Espy is an American politician who served as the 25th United States of Secretary of Agriculture from 1993 to 1994 and was the first African American and the first person from the Deep South to hold the position. Democrat Mike is facing Republican Cindy Hyde Smith in the runoff election on November 27, 2018. For more information, read the article below.

mike espy

Before Fame: He attended Howard University and Santa Clara University.

Family/ Relationships

Mike Espy Ethnicity/Religion

Born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, he is the grandson of Thomas J. Huddleston Sr., founder of the Afro-American Sons and Daughters.

Mike Espy Affair/Married/Wife

He is married to Portia Ballard and they have 3 children together. For more information, visit his twitter.

Profile / Wiki / Information

Personal Information

  • Full Name: Alphonso Michael Espy
  • Nicknames: Mike Espy
  • Birthday: November 30, 1953
  • Age: 65 years old (in 30 November 2018)
  • Birthplace:  Yazoo City, Mississippi, US
  • Current Residence: Mississippi, US
  • Education: Howard University, Santa Clara University
  • Profession: Politician
  • Political party: Democratic
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: African American
  • Religion: Not Available
  • Zodiac: Sagittarius
  • Spouse/Wife: Portia Ballard
  • Children:  3


  • Height: Not Available
  • Weight: Not Available
  • Feet Size/Shoe Size: Not Available

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He is a Democrat.
  • He is the grandson of Thomas J. Huddleston Sr., founder of Afro-American Sons and Daughters.
  • He started his career as an attorney for Central Mississippi Legal Services between 1989 and 1980.
  • CBS described him as a conservative Democrat.
  • He supports gun ownership and received the National Rifle Association’s Silver Rifle award in 1988.

Memorable Quotes:

I don’t know what’s in your heart, but we all know what came out of your mouth, it’s caused our state harm. It’s given our state another black eye that we don’t need. It’s just rejuvenated old stereotypes that we don’t need anymore.