David Coker





Can Such Things Be?

David Coker is a journalist and writer. He worked at Human Events newspaper in Washington, D.C. from 1979 until 1982. He was also a political consultant in the Office of Public Communications at the Small Business Administration during the second Reagan administration.

Since returning to southwestern Indiana in 1991, he has written opinion columns and longer magazine-length features for such publications as the Indianapolis Star-News, Northeast Oil World, the American Oil and Gas Reporter, Media Bypass, National Review and the Evansville Courier & Press.

For five years he was president and co-founder of the Vanderburgh County Taxpayers Association, a group waged an aggressive campaign against a $70 million, seven-year "emergency" property tax increase. In a special election in April 2003, the measure was defeated by a 3-to-1 voting plurality.

He serves as a crew member of LST-325 (a World War II warship on the Evansville waterfront), and a volunteer at the Dream Center, an after-school program for young, at-risk inner-city students. He also sings in the Evansville Philharmonic Chorus and occasionally performs as a professional jazz musician. In his spare time, he enjoys restoring old cars, collecting license plates, fishing, gardening, bicycling, and reading.

Mr. Coker is working on a book on the automotive history of Evansville and southwestern Indiana.

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