Dan Sparks (Minnesota)

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Dan Sparks
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Minnesota State Senate District 27
Incumbent
In office
2003 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 12
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Date of birthJuly 5, 1968
ProfessionBanker
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Dan Sparks (b. July 5, 1968) is a Democratic member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 27 since 2003.

Sparks attended Minnesota and St. Cloud State and is a former Loan Officer.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Sparks served on the following committees:

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Capital Investment
Higher Education and Workforce Development
Jobs, Agriculture and Rural Development, Chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Sparks served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Sparks served on these committees:

Elections

2012

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Sparks won re-election in 2012. He was unopposed in the August 14 Democratic primary and defeated Linden Anderson (R) in the general election on November 6.[1][2]

Minnesota State Senate, District 27, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDan Sparks Incumbent 68.3% 26,552
     Republican Linden Anderson 31.7% 12,334
Total Votes 38,886

2010

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Sparks won re-election to the 27th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. Kathy Green ran for the seat on the Republican ticket. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.

Minnesota State Senate, District 27 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Sparks (DFL) 17574 61.44%
Kathy Green (R) 11005 38.48%
Write-In 23 0.08%

2006

On November 7, 2006, Sparks won re-election to the 27th District Seat in the Minnesota State Senate, defeating George Marin (R).[3]

Minnesota State Senate, District 27 (2006)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Sparks (DFL) 21,739 67.72%
George Marin (R) 10,329 32.18%
Write-In 32 0.10%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Sparks received $45,235 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

2006

In 2006, Sparks collected $59,840 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $11,184
freeborn County DFL $750
Minnesota Chiropractic Association $500
Minnesota State Council Service Employees $500
Minnesota Bank State PAC $500

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District 27

Sparks represents Minnesota Senate District 27. District 27 includes the outlying Rochester Region[6].

Personal

Dan is married to Andrea Sparks. They have three children and reside in Austin, Minnesota.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minnesota State Senate District 27
2003–present
Succeeded by
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