John Sparks (Oklahoma)

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John Sparks
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Oklahoma State Senate District 16
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
November 18, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$38,400/year
Per diem$147/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits12 years total in state legislative chambers
Education
Associate'sHarvard University, 1991
J.D.University of Oklahoma, 1994
Personal
Place of birthSulphur, OK
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionUnited Methodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Sparks is a Democratic member of the Oklahoma State Senate, representing the 16th District. He assumed office in 2006.

Biography

Sparks received an A.B. degree from Harvard College in 1991 and a J.D. from the University of Oklahoma in 1994. In addition to serving as state senator, Sparks is a founding partner of the Odom, Sparks, Jones & Kerr law firm.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Oklahoma Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Finance
Insurance, Vice-chair
Rules
Veterans and Military Affairs

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Oklahoma State Senate elections, 2010

Sparks won re-election to the Oklahoma State Senate against Sharon Parker (R).[1] Neither candidate was opposed in the primary election on July 27, 2010.[2] The election took place on November 2, 2010.

Oklahoma State Senate, District 16
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John Sparks (D) 10,507
Sharon Parker (R) 9,460

2006

On November 7, 2006, Sparks was elected to Oklahoma Senate District 16.[3]

Sparks raised $375,759 for his campaign.[4]

Oklahoma Senate District 16
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png JOHN SPARKS (D) 10,988
RON DAVIS (R) 7,874

District 16

Sparks represents Oklahoma Senate District 16. Senate District 16 includes Norman, Purcell.

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Sparks received $279,443 in campaign donations. The largest contributors are listed below.[5]

Oklahoma State Senate 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Sparks (Oklahoma)'s campaign in 2010
Terry, Douglas & Amy$5,000
Roselius, Jerry & Terry$5,000
Morton, Derrick & Julie$5,000
Hughes, Brett K$5,000
Chickasaw Nation$5,000
Total Raised in 2010 $279,443

2008

Below are Sparks' top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:

Contributor 2008 total
John Sparks $25,010
David J. Chernicky (New Dominion LLC/Geologist) $5,000
Cherokee Nation $5,000
Democrats of Oklahoma State Senate $4,302
William A. Vassar III (Attorney) $2,500


Personal

Sparks was born in Sulphur, Oklahoma. He is married to Elizabeth Sneed Sparks and together they have 2 children, Hunt and Benjamin. They currently reside in Norman, Oklahoma.

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