David has a long career dedicated to public service.
David won election to his first term on the San Mateo City Council in November 2009. It was his first run for
public office, and David won office with the highest number of votes in a crowded field of five highly
qualified candidates seeking three seats. David's term on the City Council expires in 2013.
David has worked as a deputy district attorney with the Alameda County District Attorney's Office since 1999.
David has protected victims of crime in a range of cases including domestic violence, child sexual assault,
rape, robbery, murder, and DUI's.
David's current assignment in the District Attorney's Office is in real estate fraud. Besides having trained and
consulted with various local, state and federal agencies including the FBI and the Department of Housing and
Urban Development, David has prosecuted a number of high-profile cases, including members of the
notorious "Black Muslim Bakery" gang in Oakland, and a case in which a local pastor was defrauded of over
$300,000 in a real estate fraud scheme.
A graduate of Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco with a J.D. in 1999, David was driven to attend
law school to continue his work in public service.
Prior to attending law school, David worked as a staff member in the Washington, D.C. office of the late
Congressman Robert T. Matsui, a democrat from Sacramento.
Law and poltics were not David's first passion, however. Before law school, David dedicated his time to
In the wake of the Rodney King Riots in Los Angeles, David served one year as an adjunct faculty member at
the UCLA Graduate School of Education, and help to create "Center X", an education and policy center at
UCLA to help train classroom teachers to be more effective educators in public schools. Prior to his work at
UCLA, David was a public teacher of 7th grade world history in the Los Angeles Unified School District.
David received his M.Ed. and teaching credential at the UCLA Graduate School of Education, and his B.A. in
political science from UCLA. David was born and raised in Montebello, California, and is proud of his public
David is married to Terri Yuen, a pharmacist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. They
have two children.