Ron Sparks

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Ron Sparks
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Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries
In office
January 20, 2003-January 17, 2011
Ron Sparks (b. 1954) was the Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries from 2003-2011. On April 3, 2009, Sparks, a Democrat, announced his candidacy for Governor of Alabama in 2010.[1]
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Sparks has previously worked as Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries, State President of Alabama 911, and Director of a 911 System. He served in the United States Coast Guard, Honor Guard, Search and Rescue.

Sparks is a coach with DeKalb County Youth Athletics, Vice-President of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, and President of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture. He is a graduate of Northeast State Community College.[2]



See also: Alabama gubernatorial election, 2010 and Gubernatorial elections, 2010

Sparks faced Artur Davis in the June 1 primary, defeating him by a margin of 62.31% to 36.69%.

Sparks lost to Republican Robert J. Bentley in the general election on November 2, 2010.[3]

2012 General Election
Governor of Alabama, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngRobert J. Bentley 57.6% 860,472
     Democratic Ron Sparks 41.9% 625,710
     Write-in Write-in 0.5% 8,091
Total Votes 1,494,273

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Political offices
Preceded by
Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture & Industries
Succeeded by
John McMillan