House District 63: Machelle Kyles

“I value public education because it is right. Therefore, it is incumbent on the government to provide such. Additionally, this education must be adequate to meet the needs of the time at hand. The Declaration of Independence talks about “unalienable rights” – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness – which governments are created to protect. An adequate education is the only mechanism that provides all citizens with the possibility of the “pursuit of happiness.” Public education provides all children with this possibility regardless of race, creed, color, origin and socioeconomic status. School choice and charter schools, as defined by the State of Mississippi, diminish public education. The public education system must remain strong. We must honor our teachers with an increase in salary.




A native of Hinds County, Machelle Kyles graduated from Murrah High School. She received a degree in math and computer science from Tougaloo College, a Bachelor of Arts in business administration and management as well as a certification of paralegal studies from Belhaven University, and a Master of Science in leadership from Belhaven University.

Kyles is a seasoned professional with workforce experience in transportation, political and workforce development consulting. She has been involved with several civic and community organizations including the Hinds County Schools Dropout Prevention Team, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Leadership Clinton, Mississippi Economic Council, Congressional Black Caucus, Mississippi Black Leadership Institute, Mary Church Terrell Literary Club and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.

Kyles has a son, Dennis (DJ) Kyles, Jr.; one daughter, Destiny Kyles-Jones; a son-in-law, Jarred Jones; and one grand-dog, Bentley. She is a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Bolton, Mississippi. She enjoys spending time with her family and helping other people.


Counties represented: Hinds, Warren, and Yazoo counties

School Districts represented: Clinton School District, Hinds County School District, Jackson Public School District, Vicksburg Warren School District, Yazoo County School District

Key Election Date: August 6, 2019, Primary



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