Mike Sparks


Charles Michael (Mike) Sparks, age 69, son of Charles William Sparks and Ouita (Carmical) Sparks Huitt, was born May 20, 1952, and passed away April 13, 2022. Mike is preceded in death by his parents and son, Justin Sparks. He is survived by his wife, Dana of the home; two sons; Tyler Sparks and Michael Sparks (Kenna); a daughter-in-law, Deanna Sparks; four grandchildren; Kyle, Krista, Maci and Ashlin; and a great-granddaughter, Scarlett.
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State Rep. Mike Sparks honored with Award for Conservative Excellence at CPAC

The American Conservative Union (ACU) presented Tennessee State Rep. Mike Sparks with the Award for Conservative Excellence during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday, Feb. 26. Above Photo: Tennessee State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, far right, received the Award for Conservative Excellence during the Conservative Political Action Conference...

Bulloch Co Board of Ed Chairman Mike Sparks Won’t Seek Re-Election, Ends 50 Years of Service in Education

A true servant of public education, Bulloch County Board of Education Chairman Mike Sparks, announced on Friday that he will not seek another term in office. “I’ve enjoyed every minute of my 12 years on the Board,” said Sparks. “I’ve served almost 50 years in education, and after much prayer, I believe it is time for me to step aside and allow others to serve. I believe in asking God for direction, and it has been confirmed to me that it’s time.”

OP-ED: Mike Sparks: Tennessee Republicans will work to keep communities and schools safe in 2022

OPINION by Rep. Mike Sparks (R) Tennessee voters spoke loud and clear last November when they overwhelmingly elected Republicans to represent them at every level. I’m extremely proud that Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly have delivered on the promise to uphold conservative values, increase economic opportunities, improve public safety and strengthen education. We still have much work to do and we will continue to work to address these priorities during this upcoming legislative session.

Mike Sparks is conservative, American Conservative Union says

State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, has been ranked as one of the most conservative members of the Tennessee General Assembly by the American Conservative Union (ACU). During the 2021 legislative session, Sparks supported conservative positions 90 percent of the time, according to an analysis of roll call votes by the ACU. The rating was the third highest score given to any member of the Tennessee House or Senate.

TN Rep. Mike Sparks first to sign AFC’s “Education Freedom Pledge”

SMYRNA - American Federation for Children (AFC), a national organization that works to provide families with the freedom to choose the best K-12 education for their children, recently unveiled the “Education Freedom Pledge.” The pledge seeks to unite lawmakers, candidates for office, and voters around the important issue of education freedom. In Tennessee, State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) was the first lawmaker to sign the pledge.

COMMENTARY by Mike Sparks: WE The People should revisit the Importance of U.S. Constitution

Recently on WGNS Rutherford Magazine Show heard Sunday nights at 5p.m. on 100.5 FM, 1450AM and online at I had invited guests Joni Bryan, Director and founder of the 917 Society, Nashville attorney Ramona DeSalvo and John Taylor, a Franklin realtor, both of whom are leaders with the Convention of States. Both leaders were in the studio to talk about the COS initiative for Constitution Day and how we all can work together with others like 917 to share the Constitution with the next generation.

Rep. Mike Sparks and Sen. Sara Kyle propose to eliminate gun-safe tax

State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, and State Sen. Sara Kyle, D-Memphis, today announced bipartisan legislation that will make it less expensive for gun owners to safely store their firearms. House Bill 761/Senate Bill 0551 will exempt the purchase of gun safes and gun locking devices from state retail sales tax...

Rep. Mike Sparks announces House committee assignments

Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, appointed State Rep. Mike Sparks, R-Smyrna, to serve on four House committees for the 112th Tennessee General Assembly. Sparks will serve on the House Commerce, Education Instruction, and Finance, Ways, & Means Committees, along with the Finance, Ways, & Means Appropriations Subcommittee. “As a...