David is Freedom Foundation’s Chief Litigation Counsel. His team fights every day in Washington, Oregon, and California courts to defend the fundamental rights of workers, advance open and accountable government, and force politicians and unions to obey the law. David received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, and a M.A. from Regent University, where he studied constitutional law and thought. While in law school, he studied constitutional history with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and served as Symposium Editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. He has been published and interviewed by numerous outlets, including the Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, The Federalist, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, National Review, and many others. He previously worked for a law firm, a federal judge, and the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee in Washington D.C.
Except for the prevailing political climate, David thinks the Pacific Northwest is the greatest place in America. David, his gorgeous wife, and their two exceptional children love the outdoors, sports, and their great oaf of a hound, Oxford.
On Monday morning, Washington’s Public Disclosure Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the Washington Attorney General file suit against SEIU 925 for multiple violations of campaign finance law.
Another week, another county government thumbing its nose at the Public Records Act – and paying the consequences.
Over the past year, the Freedom Foundation has made numerous efforts to notify providers of their right to choose whether they will financially support a union. Meanwhile, the unions have done what unions always do – freak out in a truly world-class way.
The Freedom Foundation’s litigation team recently filed citizen action notices with the Washington Attorney General alleging multiple violations of the Public Disclosure Act committed by both SEIU 775 and SEIU 925. As a result, the Public Disclosure Commission—the state’s campaign finance enforcement agency—has begun investigations into both unions.
Washington’s Public Records Act is one of its most important – and frequently ignored – democratic safeguards. Kitsap County learned that lesson the hard way when it was forced to write a $15,000 check to the Freedom Foundation for stonewalling a legitimate information request we filed last year.
Due to the Freedom Foundation’s continuing advocacy for union transparency and reform, forcibly unionized workers across the state are learning how the unions spend their money and how they can exercise their constitutional rights to limit that spending.
Union flouts PDC rules despite its status as a major player in state government
Retired Washington Supreme Court Justice Jim Johnson joins Freedom Foundation’s Litigation Counsel to discuss the state of religious liberty in Washington State.