David (David) Whitaker (D-SH022)
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Capitol: 501.682.7771
FAX: 501.682.1936
District: 479.236.8313
Arkansas House of Representatives
Room 350 State Capitol Building 500 Woodlane Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

District Office:
717 North Lewis Avenue
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Lisa Raney   
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSubcommittee on Motor Vehicle and Highways
MemberSubcommittee on Planning
MemberSubcommittee on Claims Review/Litigation Reports Oversight
MemberSubcommittee on Medical Marijuana Oversight
MemberHouse Committee on Advanced Communications and Information Technology
MemberSubcommittee on Hospital and Medicaid Study
MemberHouse Committee on Public Transportation
MemberHouse Committee on City, County and Local Affairs
MemberJoint Legislative Council
MemberJoint Committee on Advanced Communications and Information Technology
Counties Representing
Garland / Montgomery / Polk / Saline


Rep. David Whitaker is serving his fifth term in the Arkansas House. He represents District 85 which includes a portion of Washington County.

For the 93rd General Assembly, Rep. Whitaker serves on the Joint Committee on Advanced Communications and Information Technology, the Arkansas Legislative Council, the House Public Transportation Committee, and the House State Agencies & Govt'l Affairs Committee. Rep. Whitaker graduated cum laude from University of Mary Washington. He went on to earn his J.D. from the University Of Arkansas School Of Law in Fayetteville. He served as Staff Sergeant for the United States Air Force.

Rep. Whitaker was recognized in 2006 with the Outstanding Government Attorney Award. He was also named Distinguished Legislator by the Arkansas Municipal League in 2013 and 2015. He was named Legislative Champion by Citizens First Congress in 2015.

Rep. Whitaker has two daughters. He resides in Fayetteville with his wife, Lisa.