KNOW THE FACTS

State Representative David Whitaker's Real Record

Taxes

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Whitaker voted AGAINST tax relief for low- and middle-income workers, not once, but TWICE

With Hundreds of Millions in BUDGET SURPLUSES...

Whitaker INCREASED Cell Phone Taxes

Whitaker INCREASED Electric Car Taxes & Gas Taxes

Whitaker INCREASED Water Taxes

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Whitaker could have totally eliminated income taxes for 100,000 of the poorest Arkansans, but he voted AGAINST them

With the LARGEST budget surpluses in DECADES, Whitaker still voted AGAINST letting taxpayers keep more of their own money, not once, but TWICE

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He voted to make legislative PAY RAISES for HIMSELF EASIER to get, while he supported higher taxes for us

He didn't help workers, he helped himself

Crime

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Arkansas is the 4th most dangerous state in the nation for violent crime.

Representative David Whitaker voted AGAINST the bill funding the Department of Corrections,  AGAINST the funding which keeps the most dangerous convicted criminals off the streets.

David Whitaker voted AGAINST a bill requiring murderers and violent criminals to serve 80% of their sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

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During a candidate interview with the Arkansas Democrat Gazette on October 13, 2020, in his own words, David Whitaker offered addressing the role of police as one of the issues they would need to address, stated, 

"I think we need to look at community policing and recruit more social workers...I think our Arkansas police officers should be more Mayberry."

1) HB1034 - An act for the Department of Corrections-Division of Corrections appropriation for the 2022-2023 fiscal year - March 7, 2022, 83 Yes-5 No

2) Senate Bill 622, Delaying release from prison for certain offenders until the offender has served at least 80% of his or her sentence -April 12, 2021, 65 Yes-26 NO

3)https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/oct/13/listen-whitaker-goes-fifth-term-arkansas-house/

Education

David Whitaker voted to fund his own pay raise but refused to support funding scholarships for families of children with disabilities, foster children, or children of military personnel living in poverty.  

At a time when only 30% of 3rd grade students could read at grade level, David Whitaker voted to protect Critical Race Theory curriculum instead of allowing teachers the freedom to focus on fundamentals like reading, mathematics, and science. 

1) HB1034 - An act for the Department of Corrections-Division of Corrections appropriation for the 2022-2023 fiscal year - March 7, 2022, 83 Yes-5 No

2) Senate Bill 622, Delaying release from prison for certain offenders until the offender has served at least 80% of his or her sentence -April 12, 2021, 65 Yes-26 NO

3)https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/oct/13/listen-whitaker-goes-fifth-term-arkansas-house/

David Whitaker, putting politics over our kids...

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Vote for change

The first thing you do when hiring someone is ask about their experience,

so let me tell you about mine.  I’m a husband of 24 years, a father of two, and a small business owner. I’ve run my business successfully, both in good times and in bad. Tough times taught me a lot about setting budget priorities, being fiscally responsible, and finding innovative solutions.

Let me use that experience to lower taxes for EVERY worker.

 

I have personally knocked on thousands of doors to talk to YOU because

I want to remove the obstacles you face in pursuit of a better future.

Let's work together to take Arkansas from good to GREAT!

Brian Hester