The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Tennessee Political Action Committee has endorsed State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) in the Tennessee House District 49 race. Sparks is one of seventy-four House candidates and eighty-eight statewide to receive support from the PAC comprised exclusively of NFIB members. He also received their endorsement during his successful Republican primary bid back in early August.
"Our members support the candidates who support small business," NFIB State Director Jim Brown said. "Representative Sparks started his first business at the age of 21. As an entrepreneur and business owner, he truly understands the critical role small business plays in a strong economy, and he is committed to maintaining an environment where small businesses can grow and create jobs."
"I am honored to receive this endorsement from Tennessee's leading small business association," said Representative Sparks. "Our small businesses play a critical role in the success of our local economy, and the fact that Tennessee was recently named a national leader in small business friendliness drives home their importance. I will continue to support these organizations because I know that when they succeed, our economic future looks bright."
The NFIB Tennessee PAC's endorsement is important to the Sparks campaign. Small-business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. The PAC's support is based on the candidates' positions and records on small business issues.
Mike Sparks serves as Vice-Chair of the House Calendar & Rules Committee. He is also a member of the House Insurance & Banking and House Business & Utilities Committees, as well as the House Business & Utilities Subcommittee. Sparks lives in Smyrna and represents House District 49, which includes part of Rutherford County. He can be reached by email at: Rep.Mike.Sparks@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-6829.