David was born and raised in Madison, and spent much of his childhood in what is now District 13, attending New Morning Nursery School and Wingra School, acting with the Young Shakespeare Players, and worshipping at Beth Israel Center. He attended college at UW-Madison and then went out to California for graduate school at Stanford University, where he completed a Master of Public Policy degree. David then returned to Madison, and recently brought home his first child from the same hospital in which he was born.
David has the drive for community service in his blood, and has been actively engaged in both civic and volunteer activities ever since he returned to Wisconsin. He served for two years as the president of the Parkwood Hills Community Association, and then for another two years as the president of the Dudgeon Monroe Neighborhood Association. He has also volunteered as an assistant forensics coach at Memorial High School and regularly volunteers for Wisconsin Public Television, often on-camera. (If you're wondering why his face looks familiar, this may be why!)
David ran for City Council because he has the local leadership experience to be effective, and he wanted to be able to have a positive impact on as many people's lives as he possibly could. He wanted to take to City Hall the same approach that has come to define him in his previous roles: first listen, next learn, then lead. David has a unique ability to listen to all voices on an issue and then synthesize what he has learned into a cohesive strategy that honors the needs of all stakeholders. With a people-first strategy like this, we can accomplish anything in Madison.