David and his wife Ashley live in Roanoke County where their young son and daughter will be enrolled in the public schools for the next 15 years.
David is a REALTOR with the Roanoke Valley owned and operated MKB, REALTORS and is a member of the Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS.
The daughter of a jet mechanic and a church secretary, Ashley was raised in East Tennessee where she attended public schools. She ran track and played volleyball at King College where she graduated with a bachelors in nursing. Before the birth of their children, Ashley worked as a registered nurse in both a medical center ICU serving Southwest Virginia and in a Roanoke Valley asthma and allergy office.
Faith and the service that it compels are important to David and Ashley. They attend Fellowship Community Church where they volunteer in the children’s ministry.
Prior to his own election, David served Southwest Virginia as Senator Ralph Smith’s legislative director for eight years. In November 2015, David carried all eight localities and won 65% of the vote in a three-way race.
In the Senate, David serves on the Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee, the Education and Health Committee, the General Laws and Technology Committee, and the Transportation Committee.