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David Whitaker / U.S. District 3 / Democrat
David joined the Air Force in 1983 where he was trained as Russian Linguist whose work in military intelligence saw some of the last days of the Cold War. After six years of service, David had achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant, and was honorably discharged in 1989. His military career included assignments in Texas, Japan, at Fort Meade outside of Washington, D.C. David has clerked for the Washington County Prosecuting Attorney and served in the Prosecutors office, where he was Coordinator of the Washington County Domestic Violence Task Force. In 2001, David became the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Fayetteville. He was chair of the Washington County Democrats. He has served on both the state and executive committees of the Democratic Party of Arkansas. David was the founding chair of the Veteran's Caucus of the Democratic Party of Arkansas to put veteran's issues at the forefront of the Democratic agenda. David and his wife live near the University of Arkansas campus. He received a BA from Mary Washington in 1992 and JD from the University of Arkansas in 1999. He has taken an active role in the leadership of the Arkansas Bar Association by representing Washington County in the House of Delegates and as past chair of the Government Practice Section and Law School Committee.