Text Box: A bit about me: 

Family & Background

Married for 6 years with twin girls (3 years-old)  
Lived in San Mateo since 2001
Lived in Bay Area since 1996
Born and raised in Montebello, California (Los Angeles County)
Parents were small business owners (grocery store & real estate)
2nd Generation San Matean 
Parishioner:  St. Gregory Church (San Mateo)
Blue Ribbon Winner, San Mateo County Fair (Cherry Tomatoes)


J.D., Hastings College of the Law (1999)
M.Ed.,  UCLA Graduate School of Education (1993)
B.A., political science, UCLA (1992)


State Bar of California
Real Estate Broker, California Department of Real Estate
Teaching Credentials for Secondary and Elementary Schools in California (Inactive)

Deputy District Attorney (1999-Present)
Alameda County District Attorney’s Office

Over 35 criminal trials to verdict including cases for murder, child abuse, robbery, burglary, DUI, domestic violence, elder abuse, and real estate fraud.
Currently assigned to real estate fraud division of the District Attorney’s Office
Prosecuted multiple cases of complex real estate fraud involving losses of  millions of dollars to individual home owners and lenders.  Responsible for helping to address the growing frequency of real estate fraud
Member of Federal Real Estate Fraud Task Force of Northern California, a coalition of federal and state law enforcement agencies. 
Prosecuted and convicted defendant who stole over $300,000 from her church pastor through real estate fraud.   Serving 10 years in prison
Prosecuted and convicted defendant who molested 4 young boys over a period of 10 years.   Serving 29 years to life in prison. 
Prosecuted and convicted defendant who abducted a woman off the streets of Hayward and attempted to rape her.  Serving 11 years in prison
Prosecuted and convicted gang member in West Oakland who shot up a van containing six passengers, including a 13 year-old girl.  Serving 43 years to life in prison

Community Relations Commission (2004-Present)
City of San Mateo

Commission Chair from 2007-2008 
Appointed by San Mateo City Council to serve on Community Relations Commission, which oversees issues related to the quality of life and good-relations for all citizens of San Mateo 
Advise San Mateo City Council on administration and funding for Federal grant money to non-profit agencies throughout San Mateo that serve the elderly, children, and the homeless 
Met with San Mateo Police Department and members of North Shoreview community to address issues related to increased gang activity in 2006 
Helped make decisions on grants totaling over $1 million dollars to help support non-profit agencies

Neighborhood Watch Board of Directors (2002-2006)
City of San Mateo Police Department

President 2005
Served on Board of Directors for Neighborhood Watch of San Mateo Police Department 
Helped coordinate Neighborhood Watch blocks citywide

Democratic Congressman Robert T. Matsui (1995-1996)
United States House of Representatives

Served on the staff of the late Robert T. Matsui, Democratic Congressman from Sacramento 

UCLA Graduate School of Education 
Adjunct Professor (1994-1995)

Served as full-time adjunct professor at the UCLA School of Education
Supervised team of 30 graduate students obtaining their M.Ed.’s and teaching credentials
Taught graduate level courses in curriculum development and classroom management
Liaison to various inner-city schools in the greater Los Angeles area  
Helped create new model of learning incorporating issues of social justice and critical thinking 

Middle School Teacher - 7th Grade World History (1993-1994)
Los Angeles Unified School District - Paul Revere Middle School 

Taught five classes of 28-33 students each
Responsible for all phases of curriculum development
Union member for United Teachers of Los Angeles (AFL-CIO)

Text Box: Contact David: (415) 290-4044

Nov. 2009