Jeff Sparks, the representative for District 1, grew up in Midland. He attended Midland’s public schools, graduating from Lee High School. He attended the University of Texas at Austin, where he graduated with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.
After graduation, he returned to Midland where he and his wife Val have reared their 4 children- Jarrod, Joshua, Justin & Kristina. Jeff and his family attend First Baptist Church of Midland where he also serves as a Jr. High Bible Life leader.
Jeff is a Registered Professional Engineer and is the Chief Operating Officer at Discovery Operating, Inc., a family owned oil & gas business.
He is on the Permian Basin Petroleum association board and has served on the External Advisory Committee for the Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering Dept. at the University of Texas at Austin.
Jeff has also served as an officer in the local YMCA Indian Guides and Indian Princess programs, band & football booster clubs, and remains active in several professional and civic organizations.