Doug Sprouse was born in Ft. Smith and moved to Springdale with his family at age 8. He attended Springdale schools and graduated from SHS in 1975. He then attended the University of Arkansas. In 1977, he married Sandy Hunt. They have three children and seven grandchildren. Doug and Sandy have been active members of Cross Church Springdale for more than 35 years, where he has been involved in the teaching and music ministries for most of that time. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for Loving Choices.
Work & Political Experience
Doug and his father, Gene, started Sprouse Upholstery, Inc. in 1983. The business has been in Springdale for more than 30 years and it is now operated by his wife, Sandy. In 1999, he began serving on the Springdale School Board. He served as president of the board from 2005 to 2007. In November of 2008, he was elected mayor of Springdale. He was reelected in 2012 without an opponent. He is currently in his third term.
He previously served as chairman of the Regional Mobility Authority, and he represents Springdale as a member of the Arkansas Municipal League's Executive Committee. He previously served as the league's First Vice President, and he is currently the President of the League. Sprouse is also a member of the State Aid Street Committee.