Erik Robert Fleming is the Director of Policy for the ACLU of Mississippi, and brings a wealth of experience to this position. Fleming, a 2006 and 2008 Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate in Mississippi, was a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives on behalf of the 72nd District, which encompasses parts of Hinds and Madison Counties. Fleming was first elected to the post in January 1999 to finish the unexpired term of Hinds County Circuit Judge Tomie Green. Fleming was re-elected to two full four-year terms in the Mississippi Legislature, before being defeated seeking a third four-year term in August 2007.  He successfully authored or co-authored 20 bills that became law in the state of Mississippi.

Most recently, Fleming was a Collector of Revenue, Deputy Sheriff, a paralegal with the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance and an abstinence educator with the Mississippi Community Development Corporation. He has also previously served as the Chief Operating Officer for New Horizon Ministries, Inc. and Associate Editor of the Mississippi Link Newspaper. 

Fleming received his Bachelor’s degree in political science from Jackson State University, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity from the Universal Life Church in Modesto, California.  He is the father of one son, Sean Christopher, and a member of several organizations and boards, including the NAACP, the SCLC, the Mississippi Faith-Based Coalition for Community Renewal, the Mississippi Families for Kids, and the Jackson State University National Alumni Association.

Erik R. Fleming
Director of Policy
ACLU of Mississippi
P.O. Box 2242
Jackson, MS 39225