CITIZEN: Meet TFF’s new executive director and family

David is a follower of Jesus and a passionate advocate for public policy that reflects the truth of God’s word, including religious liberty, the sanctity of human life, and biblical family values.

Prior to accepting the role as Executive Director for The Family Foundation, David helped found and served as Vice-President of Texas Values, one of the nation’s premier state family policy councils and a state family policy ally of The Family Foundation.

He also previously worked for First Liberty Institute, the nation’s largest legal organization dedicated exclusively to protecting religious liberty, as grassroots coordinator, and as Campaign Manager for Texas State Senator Brian Birdwell.

During David’s leadership at Texas Values, the organization saw tremendous growth, more than tripling its staff and budget, and helped pass a major pro-life and religious freedom bill in each of the last 5 Texas Legislative Sessions; including the “Save Chick-fil-A” Religious Freedom Law, The Freedom to Serve Children Act, Texas’ Dismemberment Abortion Ban, The Freedom to Worship Act, and The Texas Heartbeat Law.

David also led the effort to launch Texas Values’ legislative action arm, Texas Values Action, as a partnered 501(c)(4) organization. In his role at Texas Values Action, he managed the organizations’ political activity and special projects, including its statewide voter guide and the creation of its Faith & Family Scorecard, the most comprehensive pro-family legislative scorecard in the state.

David received a Master’s Degree in Political Science & Legislative Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas where he was honored as an Archer Center Graduate Program in Public Policy Fellow. He also has received an MBA from the University of Texas in Arlington and received his undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University.

David and his wife Lindsey have been blessed with three children and live in Lexington where they are members at Porter Memorial Baptist Church.


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