|Arkansas House of Representatives District 85|
|January 14, 2013-Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|High school||Granby High School, 1979|
|Bachelor's||University of Mary Washington, 1992|
|J.D.||University of Arkansas, 1999|
|Service/branch||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||1983-1989|
Whitaker earned his BA from the University of Mary Washington in 1992. He went on to receive his JD from the University of Arkansas in 1999. Whitaker also served in the United States Air Force as a Staff Sergeant from 1983 to 1989. He is currently an attorney.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Whitaker served on the following committees:
|Arkansas Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Transportation|
|• City, County and Local Affairs|
|• Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate|
|• Joint Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Alternate|
Whitaker's campaign website listed the following issues:
- Good Schools
- Excerpt: "Northwest Arkansas has always been a good jobs magnet, but we need to do more to attract businesses to our area and providing the very best education for our children is the first step in making sure that quality jobs await them upon graduation."
- Good Jobs
- Excerpt: "David will stand strong with small businesses and workers and will always fight to bring new jobs to District 85."
- Good Government
- Excerpt: "Good government has the traditional meaning of transparency and efficiency, as well as an emphasis on reducing the amount of waste in spending taxpayer dollars."
Whitaker ran in the 2012 election for Arkansas House of Representatives, District 85. Whitaker defeated Maylon Rice in the May 22 Democratic primary and defeated Paul Graham (R) in the November 6, 2012, general election.
|Arkansas House of Representatives, District 85, General Election, 2012|
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 85 Democratic Primary, 2012|
Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.
Whitaker has a wife, Lisa, and two stepchildren.
- Office website
- Campaign website
- Project Vote Smart biography
- Facebook page
- Twitter feed
- YouTube Channel
John Burris (R)
|Arkansas House of Representatives District 85
| Succeeded by|
State of Arkansas
Little Rock (capital)
|State executive officers||
Governor | Lieutenant Governor | Attorney General | Secretary of State | Treasurer | Auditor of State | Commissioner of Education | Commissioner of Insurance | Secretary of Agriculture | Executive Director of Natural Resources Commission | Commissioner of State Lands| Director of Labor | Public Service Commission|