Harvey Sparks

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Harvey Sparks
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Oklahoma, District 5
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Harvey Sparks was a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Oklahoma.[1] He was defeated in the Republican primary on June 26, 2014.[2]


Sparks grew up in Oklahoma City and attended Oklahoma City and Putnam City public schools.[3] He graduated from Putnam City West High School. He went on to graduate from Oklahoma Baptist University with a degree in family psychology. He also has a master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.[3]


Sparks is an ordained minister.[3] He has served as a pastor at churches in Oklahoma City, Norman and Tulsa. He also served as a missionary for two years in southern Africa.[3]



See also: Oklahoma's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Sparks ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Oklahoma's 5th District.[1] Former state Senator Steve Russell, and Commissioner of the Oklahoma Corporation Commission Patrice Douglas defeated Sparks, state Rep. Mike Turner, state Sen. Clark Jolley and Shane Jett in the Republican primary on June 24, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, Oklahoma District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Steve Russell 26.6% 14,597
Patrice Douglas 24.5% 13,440
Clark Jolley 16.8% 9,226
Mike Turner 14.1% 7,757
Shane Jett 12.8% 7,019
Harvey Sparks 5.3% 2,895
Total Votes 54,934
Source: Results via Associated Press

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Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Sparks' reports.[4]

Harvey Sparks (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[5]April 11, 2014$0$17,891.09$(6,469.66)$11,421.43
Running totals


He is married to his high school sweetheart, Jenifer, and together they have four children.[3]

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