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Raymond Burks
Raymond Burks
Raymond Burks hails from Southwest Arkansas and graduated from Stamps High School in 2002. Aside from a brief internship in college, he has lived in Fayetteville since August 2002. He graduated with a Bachelor’s in English with a focus on Creative Writing December 2009 from the University of Arkansas. His community engagement involves University of Arkansas’ KXUA from 2005-2008, where he was a radio talk show host, a rotation DJ, and was then elected Station Manager by the Student Media Board. He also worked as a Producer for Fayetteville Public Access(then known as Community Access Television) in 2007, where he produced the award winning serial drama, “Bring Down the Moon.” Raymond was also a trial writer for CBS Daytime’s “The Bold and the Beautiful” in 2011.

Raymond’s hobbies consist of hosting game show recreations in his living room for friends to come and play, singing karaoke, watching network and syndicated TV, and enjoying pedestrian and mid-level eats.

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Thoughts on Kristoff St. John

The death of veteran soap actor Kristoff St. John put shockwaves through the daytime community. Among many, he leaves behind two young daughters. Since the news broke yesterday, many are sharing memories and photos. They discuss the legacy he leaves behind. And many are introspectively discussing our own personal wellbeing. […]

MISFIT: Equality For Me, Not For Thee

I’m glad to continue contributing to Misfit Politics and other outlets as I feel that voices like mine can start a real conversation about equality for all. This latest entry addresses the reservations and opposition I have to the City of Fayetteville’s “Civil Rights Ordinance” and highlights that equality groups, […]

REVIEW: Ray Gets Sauced

Location: 540 W Dickson St, Fayetteville, AR 72701 Hours: W-SAT 11AM-8PM Sauced recently opened its doors in one of the worst spots on Dickson and quite possibly at one of the worst times. This spot was formerly home to the nosediving-in-quality local staple Flying Burrito and before that, Kosmos. Sauced […]

A Corridor of Gentrification

The Cultural Arts Corridor will hurt businesses and renters in and around it. On the surface, it promotes itself as a way to connect various points of cultural and artistic interests.

#WalkAway

Official Statement from Candidate Raymond Douglass Burks Ward 2 and Fayetteville-At-Large, The last few weeks have neither been kind to me nor to this campaign. What was supposed to be a message about hope for the future of our town, a more careful and considerate approach to development, affordable housing […]

“Ray The Misfit”

Ward 2, The past 48 hours have been an eye-opener in the world of politics. From misconstrued words to the surfacing of opinions that create hurt feelings to outright smears and lies being spread at the expense of my candidacy, this has been a learning experience. Even though this is […]

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