Van Buren City Council election

Alderman Darral Sparkman has announced he will seek re-election for the Ward 2, Position 2 seat on the Van Buren City Council.

Sparkman is a 1964 graduate of Arkansas Polytechnic University in Russellville with a bachelor’s degree in education. He retired from teaching after 33 years.

Sparkman said he feels it has been an honor and has enjoyed serving on the council the past two years.

“That is reflected by my perfect attendance at the monthly meetings,” he said.

Sparkman said he looks forward to serving another term, focusing on the current and future needs of the citizens of Van Buren.

Sparkman and his wife, Sondra, are lifelong residents of Van Buren.