Candidate Spotlight: Deborah Campbell Sparks
Williamson County Clerk
Why did you decide to run for office?
To make a change and have a say.
Share your platform. What will you do when you are elected to serve Williamson County?
To make a change. We are among the wealthiest counties in the country, and we are still operating in the 1980s in many ways. There are so many developments of communities in Williamson County, and yet we did not adequately plan for the growth of this area in the last few years. We need to make our communities smarter, and we are behind with technologies to assist families when it comes to county government. Today families are using all types of technology – ordering groceries online, making reservations online, etc. People are constantly on the move, and they do not have time to stand in line at the County Clerk office for license renewals, new tags, etc. We are better than that. Moreover, we have older communities that are not being adequately serviced in this county; they are unaware of ways in which their lives could be made easier. Let’s rally and make that change for our communities. Last but not least, Williamson County has no one of color in an elected position. I'm that person that can make the moves necessary for each and every one of these changes.
How else do you serve our community?
I volunteer at Room In The Inn, serving the less fortunate.
If you could have dinner with one current Tennessee elected official, who would it be, and why?
Sen. Marsha Blackburn
What are you currently reading?
“A Promised Land” by Pres. Barack Obama
What inspires you to serve?
The direction in which I see the world moving. We can complain until we are blue in the face, but if we do not get up and make a difference in your community, there can never truly be change.
What’s your favorite restaurant or local event in Williamson County?
Perry’s Steakhouse and J. Alexander’s.
Anything else you want to share?
I know I can help make Williamson County a smarter community – I just need a seat at the table to make the difference.