Get to know 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 serving on the University of Arkansas’ Fine Arts Fee Committee in Spring 2006 and Spring 2007, 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.”
Aside from being a trial writer for the CBS daytime drama, “The Bold and the Beautiful,” most of Raymond’s professional employment is tied to customer service and community engagement in Fayetteville. He worked as a Front Desk Associate at The Inn at Carnall Hall from 2008-2012 and then for the Student Accounts Division of the Treasurer’s Office from 2012-2014. He is currently a Support Manager for the Walmart on Campus, a position he has held since 2015.
Raymond’s hobbies consist of hosting game show recreations in his living room for friends to come and play, singing karaoke, writing fiction, contributing to the political blog Misfit Politics, and enjoying pedestrian and mid-level eats.
Raymond on the Issues
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 […]
Ward 2, I just want to clarify something about my initial use of the word “high-rise” in my press release since those quotes are getting a lot of attention. While these structures are technically considered “mid-rise” buildings to many in the development and real estate industry, their positions in certain […]
Ahead of Fayetteville Flyer’s announcement with my intentions to run, I decided I would share what was sent to The Flyer’s Todd Gill in an email. I couldn’t wait to share these with the public and I want all of you who share my Fayetteville First, Fayetteville Forward agenda to […]