At four months old, Dave was adopted in Baltimore City. At the time, his parents were lifelong city residents. He is the oldest of four children.
Dave grew up in Northeast Baltimore, in the Hamilton neighborhood and attended Baltimore City Public Schools until his parents moved to Baltimore County, where he went to and graduated from Baltimore County Public Schools.
As a musician, Dave spent a number of years in Baltimore’s underground hiphop and punk rock scenes, developing a sense of social justice born out of the countercultural themes in the art he observed and created.
The most common of these themes was a sense of belonging and togetherness.
Dave has showed up for the last several years by working on progressive political campaigns throughout Baltimore City. He is a community organizer and an advocate for education and schools, and for greater police and government transparency. Listening to concerned neighbors and community leaders, Dave believes that our city will only be improved when we build from the bottom up. We must work alongside our elected leadership, and not beneath them.
In 2015, during the uprising, Dave saw the emergence of visionary leaders who wished to improve a hurting Baltimore. He believes we have come to a pivotal moment in our history, and that we must take this time to point ourselves to the future.
Our City will only be improved when we build from the bottom up. We must work alongside our elected leadership, and not beneath them.
This campaign is the belief that Baltimore can be a successful, inclusive city where everyone feels a sense of belonging. To make that a reality, we must have innovative leaders who will be accountable to and work on behalf of the people.
Baltimore is bigger than than any one district or community, but we must come together as neighbors and get our hands dirty to improve our neighborhoods without leaving anyone behind.
Dave’s priorities include:
- Workforce development and green jobs
- Water bill relief
- Truly fair housing for all Baltimoreans, and
- Sensible, accessible transit.
You can read about those policies and others in more detail here.
With your time, talent, and vote, we can make common-sense improvements in District 12 and across Baltimore that will make ours the city we all believe we have the potential to become: inclusive, intelligent, hard-working, healthy, and prosperous. That’s the Baltimore City where We Belong!