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.

 During my first term in the Arkansas House of Representatives, I delivered results for the people of Arkansas while maintaining one of the most conservative voting records in the state legislature. I passed legislation to cut taxes, expand school choice, and eliminate red tape so that businesses can create more jobs. I maintained a 100% pro-life voting record and was given the Statesman Award by the Arkansas Family Council.

Before I was elected to the House of Representatives, I spent over a decade fighting to advance our shared conservative values. From 2017-2020, I 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 Maumelle with my wife Jessica, our daughter Charlotte, our son William, 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.