David Whitaker[1] is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Arkansas House of Representatives representing District 85 since January 14, 2013.[2] Whitaker was a candidate for United States House of Representatives for Arkansas's 3rd congressional district in the 2010 election.

David Whitaker
Minority Leader of the Arkansas House of Representatives
In office
January 9, 2017 – January 14, 2019
Preceded byEddie Armstrong
Succeeded byCharles Blake
Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives
from the 85th district
Assumed office
January 14, 2013
Preceded byJohn Burris (Redistricted)
Personal details
Political partyDemocratic
EducationUniversity of Mary Washington (BS)
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (JD)
WebsiteCampaign website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Air Force
Years of service1983–1989
RankStaff Sergeant

EducationEdit

Whitaker earned his BA in Geography from University of Mary Washington and his JD from the University of Arkansas School of Law.

ElectionsEdit

  • 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%),[3] and won the November 6, 2012 General election with 6,450 votes (56.0%) against Republican nominee Paul Graham.[4]
  • 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.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "David Whitaker's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  2. ^ "David Whitaker". Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas House of Representatives. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  3. ^ "Arkansas State Primary Election May 22, 2012". Little Rock, Arkansas: Secretary of State of Arkansas. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  4. ^ "Arkansas State General Election November 6, 2012". Little Rock, Arkansas: Secretary of State of Arkansas. Retrieved April 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "2010 General Election U.S. Congress District 03". Little Rock, Arkansas: Secretary of State of Arkansas. Retrieved April 11, 2014.

External linksEdit

Arkansas House of Representatives
Preceded by
Eddie Armstrong
Minority Leader of the Arkansas House of Representatives
2017–2019
Succeeded by
Charles Blake