David and his wife, Carrie, have been a part of the Puyallup community for 20 years. They have raised three sons here, two who are Puyallup School District graduates and one who is member of the class of 2024.
David has 17 years of experience advocating for public education and has a demonstrated history of working in the civic & social organization industry. He has been actively engaged in work leading to policy change at the state and local level. David has been invited to speak about education and advocacy to parents, teachers, and other advocates from Puyallup to Bellingham to Longview to Ellensburg, and even to Washington D.C.
David has written and co-written legislative proposals with teams of other passionate advocates and has helped build consensus on controversial issues. Some of his work was adopted as the official positions of statewide organizations. He has testified to Legislators on education issues many times and seen some of his proposals win unanimous bi-partisan support in floor votes in Olympia on their way to being signed into law.
David recognizes that the next few years will bring unique challenges to our schools. Reopening our school buildings is only one part of the path forward for our students. Listening to our students, parents, and teachers will be crucial to making the decisions that will lead to the long-term success of the Puyallup School District. He is ready to work with the other Directors on the Puyallup School Board to build that future.