David Whitaker (politician)
David Whitaker is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives representing District 85 since January 14, 2013. Whitaker was a candidate for United States House of Representatives for Arkansas's 3rd congressional district in the 2010 election.
|Minority Leader of the Arkansas House of Representatives|
January 9, 2017 – January 14, 2019
|Preceded by||Eddie Armstrong|
|Succeeded by||Charles Blake|
|Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives|
from the 85th district
|Assumed office |
January 14, 2013
|Preceded by||John Burris (Redistricted)|
|Education||University of Mary Washington (BS)|
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (JD)
|Branch/service||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1983–1989|
- 2012 With District 85 incumbent Representative John Burris redistricted to District 98, Whitaker won the May 22, 2012 Democratic Primary with 1,264 votes (74.1%), and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 6,450 votes (56.0%) against Republican nominee Paul Graham.
- 2010 When Arkansas's 3rd Congressional District Representative John Boozman ran for United States Senate, Whitaker was unopposed for the May 18, 2010 Democratic Primary but lost the November 2, 2010 General election Republican nominee Steve Womack.
- "David Whitaker's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
- "David Whitaker". Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas House of Representatives. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
- "Arkansas State Primary Election May 22, 2012". Little Rock, Arkansas: Secretary of State of Arkansas. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
- "Arkansas State General Election November 6, 2012". Little Rock, Arkansas: Secretary of State of Arkansas. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
- "2010 General Election U.S. Congress District 03". Little Rock, Arkansas: Secretary of State of Arkansas. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
- Official page at the Arkansas House of Representatives
- Campaign site
- Profile at Vote Smart
- David Whitaker at Ballotpedia
- David Whitaker at the National Institute on Money in State Politics
|Arkansas House of Representatives|
| Minority Leader of the Arkansas House of Representatives
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