A lifelong Ohioan, Dave has dedicated his life to family and community. Born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1957, Dave's father, a WWII veteran, was a salesman and mother a proud housewife. Dave had three siblings and grew up playing all sports. Dave graduated from West Geauga High School and went on to receive his BA in Accounting and Juris Doctorate from The University of Dayton. Upon graduation, he moved back to Cuyahoga County and worked as a public defender.
While running for County Prosecutor in 1988, Dave met a fellow West Geauga High School grad, Kelly whom he married in 1990. Throughout his service as the Geauga County Prosecuting Attorney, Dave built a reputation as being a protector of both Geauga County families and Geauga County taxpayers. Dave made it a priority to provide the highest quality legal work in the most cost-efficient manner possible. The evening Dave was appointed in 1988 he told the crowd he would fight crime and work to develop the county in the way the people saw fit, not the developers or the courts. In 2005, the Ohio State Women's Bar Association presented Dave with the Family Friendly Workplace Award for providing his employees a family-oriented office environment. In 2008, Forbes magazine named Geauga County the 4th best county in the nation to raise a family, citing the low crime rate and solid housing stock. Throughout his career, Dave has assisted in numerous counties throughout Ohio as a special prosecutor and some of his case and trial work has been featured on national shows such as CBS 48 Hours.
In November 2012, Dave was elected to the 113th Congress to represent the 14th district of Ohio. Dave serves on the influential House Committee on Appropriations where he makes it a priority to reduce the scope and size of government and protect American tax dollars. He resides in Russell Township, OH with his wife Kelly and three children Trenton, KK, and Bridey.