Standing for Arkansas

About David Ray

I am a Christian, a husband, a father, and an Arkansas conservative. I am running for the Arkansas House of Representatives District 40 to be a leader in the fight for lower taxes, limited government, and Arkansas family values. My goal is to protect our God-given individual liberties and to make Arkansas the best possible place to live, work, raise a family, and start a business.

For over a decade, I have fought to advance our shared conservative values. Since 2017, I have served as Chief of Staff to Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin and was Communications Director for U.S. Senator Tom Cotton’s 2014 campaign, helping defeat liberal Democrat Mark Pryor. I was also the State Director of Americans for Prosperity Arkansas, where I led the fight to defeat hundreds of millions of dollars in tax increases at the state and local level and advocated for economic freedom and individual liberty. In 2015, I was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to serve on the Governor’s Advisory Council on Medicaid Reform. In 2013, I served as the Communications Director for the Republican Party of Arkansas.

I live in northern Pulaski County with my wife Jessica, our daughter Charlotte, and our dog Grizzly. I graduated from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. I am a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. My family and I attend New Life Church.

I pledge to be the most accessible and transparent elected official you’ve ever had. If I can ever help or answer a question, please call me on my cell phone at (501) 916-0286.



  • Taxes

    Arkansans of all backgrounds pay too much in taxes. We must continue to lower Arkansas’s burdensome and uncompetitive tax rates in order to make our state a better place to live, work, raise a family, and start a business.

  • Veterans

    Arkansas veterans will have no stronger advocate than me. I will advocate for policies that help our veterans and attract more veterans to our state. 

  • Job Creation

    Arkansas businesses need a skilled and trained workforce. I will work to help Arkansans further their education, whether that be certifications, trade schools, two-year colleges, four-year degrees, or advanced degrees. We need more qualified citizens all throughout the educational spectrum regardless of whether they are truck drivers or Ph.D.’s. All work is meaningful and has intrinsic value.  

  • Education

    Regardless of their ZIP code, every Arkansas child deserves a world-class education.  I support schools of all types, including public schools, charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, parochial schools, and homeschooling. 

  • Right to Life

    I will oppose liberal efforts to undermine religious liberty by protecting the conscience rights of all Arkansans to adhere to their faith as they live their everyday lives.

  • 2nd Amendment

    I will oppose any efforts to infringe on our 2ndAmendment rights, including efforts to make it more expensive for law-abiding citizens to exercise their rights to hunt or practice self-defense.

    The People We Trust…Trust David Ray