David Ray was elected to the Arkansas House of Representatives in 2020. David has quickly become a leader in the state legislature as an outspoken conservative voice in the fight for lower taxes, limited government, and protecting Arkansas family values. David’s 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.
David has a track record of success in the House of Representatives, passing nearly 25 conservative bills into law during his tenure in the House. David has passed legislation to cut taxes, expand school choice, and eliminate red tape so that businesses can create more jobs. He has been recognized by a variety of conservative groups for his conservative voting record and leadership, including:
- 100% pro-life voting record from Arkansas Right to Life (2021 and 2023)
- 97% Pro-Family Rating by Arkansas Family Council (2021)
- Earned “Statesman Award” from Arkansas Family Council (2021)
- 110% Rating from Americans for Prosperity Arkansas (2021)
- Named “Free Speech Policy Champion” by Americans for Prosperity (2021)
- 96% Scorecard Rating from Opportunity Arkansas (2023)
- Earned “Opportunity Defender” Award and earned “Opportunity Pioneer” from Opportunity Arkansas (2023)
- Earned Conduit for Commerce’s Calvin Coolidge Award (2021 and 2023)
- Named “Rising Star” by Conduit for Commerce (2021)
- Named “Legislator of the Year” by Conduit for Commerce (2023)
- Named a “Retail Champion” by the Arkansas Grocers and Retail Merchants Association (2021)
- Named a “Champion of Trucking” by the Arkansas Trucking Association (2021 and 2023)
- Named “Legislator of the Year” by the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans (2023)
Before being elected to the House of Representatives, David spent over a decade fighting to advance our shared conservative values. From 2017-2020, he 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. He also served as State Director of Americans for Prosperity Arkansas, where he 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 2013, he served as the Communications Director for the Republican Party of Arkansas.
David continues to help advance our shared conservative values outside of the legislature. In 2022, he served as Campaign Manager for Attorney General Tim Griffin’s successful primary and general elections and works as a consultant on several political and non-profit endeavors. David lives in Maumelle with his wife Jessica, their daughter Charlotte, their son William, and their dog Grizzly. David graduated from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas. He is a Life Member of the National Rifle Association. He and his family attend New Life Church.