David Parker (Mississippi politician)

David Parker (born 1969) is an American optometrist and politician. He serves as a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 2.

David Parker
BornSeptember 9, 1969
EducationSouthaven High School
Alma materChristian Brothers University
OccupationOptometrist, politician
Political partyRepublican Party
Spouse(s)Ashleigh Beckett

Early lifeEdit

David Parker was born on September 9, 1969 in Memphis, Tennessee.[1] He was educated at Southaven High School in Southaven, Mississippi. He graduated from Christian Brothers University.[1] He received a degree from the Southern College of Optometry.[1]


Parker works as an optometrist.[1] He is a member of the American Optometric Association and the Mississippi Optometric Association.[1]

Flag of Mississippi.

Since 2013, Parker has served as a Republican member of the Mississippi State Senate, representing District 2, which includes parts of DeSoto County, Mississippi.[1] In the aftermath of the Charleston church shooting in June 2015, Parker called for the Confederate battle flag to be removed from the flag of Mississippi, suggesting it was divisive.[2]

Personal lifeEdit

Parker is married to Ashleigh Beckett.[1] They have four children.[1] They reside in Olive Branch, Mississippi.[1] He is a member of the United Methodist Church.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "David Parker". Mississippi State Senate. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Long, Robert Lee (June 23, 2015). "Parker calls for change in state flag". DeSoto Times-Tribune. Retrieved January 30, 2016.