About David 2017-05-05T21:58:26+00:00

About David

David is now serving on his second term on the Jefferson County Commission, Alabama’s largest local government. He was first elected to the County Commission in November 2010, after serving on the Vestavia Hills City Council for six years, four of which as its president.
During his tenure on the council, the city… 
• experienced significant improvements in its financial performance;
• strategically purchased land for economic development;
• constructed a new state-of-the-art library; and
• began construction on four Olympic-sized athletic fields.
Under David’s leadership as president, the Jefferson County Commission…
• developed and executed a financial strategy that saved the citizens billions of dollars in future debts and interest payments;
• cost-effectively outsourced under-performing government services to the private sector;
• jump-started the county’s economic development engine;
• separated the county’s executive and legislative branches of government, and
• restored the public’s trust in their elected county officials.
David is currently president of RacingUSA.com, one of the nation’s leading retailers of NASCAR merchandise. Before that, he was Vice President of merchandising at Parisian and president of WDC Systems, Inc.
David graduated with honors from the University of Houston with an undergraduate degree in mathematics and a graduate degree in business administration. He was an Alabama Retailer of the Year in 2005 and an Acton Foundation Entrepreneurial Hero in 2009. In addition, RacingUSA.com has been included in the prestigious BizRate’s Circle of Excellence for the last four years.
David has served on numerous boards, including Samford University’s Board of Overseers, the Association of County Commissions of Alabama, the Alabama City/County Management Association, the Executive Committee of the Jefferson County Republican Party, the Jefferson County Department of Health, the Birmingham Jefferson Civic Center Authority, the Greater Birmingham Convention & Visitors Bureau, Leadership Birmingham, Leadership Vestavia Hills and the Vestavia Hills’ Chamber of Commerce.
David and his wife, Sonia, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2021, are active members of Shades Mountain Baptist Church, and are extremely proud of their two sons, two daughters-in-law and seven grandchildren.

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