John Sparks (Oklahoma politician)

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John Sparks
Member of the Oklahoma Senate
from the 16th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2006
Preceded by Cal Hobson
Personal details
Born Sulphur, Oklahoma
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Beth
Residence Norman, Oklahoma
Alma mater Harvard College,
University of Oklahoma
Occupation attorney, businessman
Religion United Methodist

John Sparks is the Oklahoma Senator representing District 16, which includes portions of Cleveland and McClain counties, since 2006. Sparks having grown up on a ranch outside of Sulphur, Oklahoma has paid special attention to matters affecting ranching. The Oklahoma Cattleman's Association named him the legislator of the year on the part of his work.[1] Sparks made headline in late 2009 when he proposed a "Second Amendment Weekend." that would make handguns and rifles tax free.[2] He was re-elected in 2010 defeating Sharon Parker 10,507 to 9,460 votes.[3][4]

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