Welcome to On the Right Side!
Why the name?
1) If you look at the Capital from the front, the Arkansas House is on the right side.
2) If you look from where the Speaker is seated, I sit on the right side of the House.
3) I am a conservative, and conservatives are considered to be on the right side.
Committees I Serve On:
JOINT PERFORMANCE REVIEW (JPR)
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION- HOUSE
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION- HOUSE WATERWAYS & AERONAUTICS SUBCOM.
AGING, CHILDREN AND YOUTH, LEGISLATIVE & MILITARY AFFAIRS- HOUSE
AGING & LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS- HOUSE LEG., MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
About Representative David Meeks
David has a rich Arkansas heritage. He is proud of the fact his mom, grandfather, and great grandmother were all born right here in Arkansas. David himself grew up near Springhill and attended school in Greenbrier. During his junior year in high school, his dad got a job which moved them to Florida. Even though he moved away, he never forgot his Arkansas upbringing and always considered Greenbrier to be his hometown.
Shortly after graduation from high school in 1990, David joined the Army and for the next 5 years proudly served his country. He spent a year in South Korea in 1991. After the year-long deployment in South Korea, he went to Ft. Drum, NY. During his time at Ft. Drum, NY, David took part in the Hurricane Andrew, Somalia, and Haiti Humanitarian Relief efforts.
After David received an honorable discharge from the Army in 1995, he attended college where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministries. While attending college, he taught and mentored children which is something he continues to do to this day.
After college, David took a position as an associate pastor and then worked for an inner-city charter school in Jacksonville, FL. During his time at the school, he worked with middle school children to overcome a myriad of problems and become successful high school students.
In 2003, David took a job working as a Customer Service agent with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida. It was there he got an insight to the problems that our healthcare industry faced. Because of his hard work and leadership skills, David was promoted to work as a project manger. As a project manager, he was able to help improve business processes saving the company time and money.
Even during this time away from Arkansas, David would come back and visit often with his grandparents and relatives who lived in Faulkner County.
He eventually had the opportunity to return to Arkansas in 2008. It was a great decision as shortly after he moved back, he met his future wife, Naomi. They were married at Bible Baptist Church on February 14th, 2009. They currently reside in Conway and attend Bible Baptist Church. They are both active in the Children’s ministry.