Representative Whitaker was first elected to the Arkansas State House in 2012, as a champion for Fayetteville, Farmington, and Prairie Grove. David & Lisa have called NWA home for decades. David is a United States Air Force veteran, a former Assistant City Attorney of Fayetteville, and a former NWACC instructor.
David is committed to clean, ethical, and responsible government. David has a passion for empowering Arkansas's workers, teachers, and small businesses, so that together we can build an Arkansas that works better for everyone in the next generation.
Lisa is a clinical pharmacist at Washington Regional, and David & Lisa are proud parents and grandparents.
Rep. Whitaker has sponsored legislation to strengthen laws against drunk driving and crack down on predatory towing. Working with Fayetteville and Farmington city leaders, he advised economic developers on how to invest thousands of dollars of general improvement in our region.
Since being elected, he has helped city and nonprofit leaders make improvements to the Farmington Fire Department, Farmington Library, Farmington Senior Center, the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Public Schools, the Yvonne Richardson Community Center, and the Fayetteville National Cemetery, among many organizations.
David has a proven record of advocating for Arkansas public schools and hourly workers. He is committed to investments in infrastructure, small business development, public schools, health care, pre-K, and agriculture.