Attorney Daniel Sparks of Oxford’s Sparks Law Firm announced Thursday that he will run for the U.S.House of Representatives seat previously held by the late Alan Nunnelee.
“I am running for the United States House of Representatives to serve the people of the 1st Congressional District of Mississippi. I will be a passionate voice for our region; I am one of you. I will be indebted to the farmer, the teacher, and the factory worker of our district; not lobbyists and special interests. I respectfully ask for your encouragement, your prayers and your vote,” Sparks said in a statement on his campaign’s website.
Sparks is a native of Tishomingo Countyand graduated from Belmont High School. The University of Mississippi School of Law alum also holds accounting and economics degrees as well as masters of taxation. Before law school,Sparks worked for a wholesale grocery business, prompting him to dedicate some focus to small business.
“I will work tirelessly to ensure that the American Dream of owning one’s own business is not only alive but encouraged. Our small businesses spend too much time and resources wrestling with governmental regulations and burdensome tax obligations; we can do better.”
“I believe our district deserves an active and passionate voice in Washington that represents our values. I will be indebted to the farmer, the teacher, and the factory worker of our district; not lobbyists and special interests.”
He is the fifth candidate to come forth and announce their intention to run, joining Nancy Collins, Trent Kelly, Chip Mills and Quentin Whitwell. Sparks said he is ready to get out into the community.
“I look forward to meeting as many of the good people of this district as possible over the next few weeks; as well as reacquainting myself with some old friends. I am not asking you to elect me to a position; I am applying for a job… and I am ready to go to work for you.”
Potential candidates have until March 27 to qualify for the nonpartisan special election on May 12.
Michael Quirk is a HottyToddy.com staff reporter and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.