David was born on Staten Island and has been a lifelong resident. As a boy, he was involved in scouting and worked at Ten Mile River Scout Camps for three summers. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in 1985. In June of the same year, David graduated from Tottenville High School. During the summer, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and went to Boot Camp at Paris Island South Carolina that October. In 1989, David was honorably discharged and returned to Staten Island, securing employment at Clean Harbors Environmental Services, where he soon attained the rank of foreman. He was tasked with supervising crews of workers in remediating hazardous waste sites. In 1991, David was recalled to the Marine Corps for operation Desert Storm. At the completion of his military service, he again returned to Staten Island and resumed employment at Clean Harbors. In 1995, he was employed by the New York City Police Department where he served as a Police Officer in the 10th and 122nd Precincts. In 2002, David was promoted to Sergeant and served in the 68th Precinct and then the Patrol Borough Staten Island Investigation Unit. During his tenure with the New York City Police Department, he attended The College of Staten Island and graduated with a B. S. In Economics Summa Cum Laude and attained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Marist College. David retired in 2017 and spends his time caring for his family including his daughter, Sarah, who attends the Beach Street program.