David Yates was elected to represent the areas of Auburndale, Pleasure Ridge Park, Parkridge, Prairie Village, Valley Station, and Waverly Hills as the District 25 Metro Council member in November 2010.
In 2015, David chaired both of the Metro Council’s Public Safety and Intergovernmental Affairs Committees. He has also served as a member of the Contracts and Appointments Committee.
Between January 2016 and December 2017, David Yates served two terms as President of the Metro Council. In 2020, he serves as Chair of the Metro Council’s Economic Development & Labor Committee. He is also a member of the Community Affairs, Health & Education Committee.
As a life-long resident of the area, David is a member of numerous local organizations including the Southwest Dream Team.
David attended the University of Louisville where he received a degree in political science. While at UofL, he interned with the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission which gave him an opportunity to study public policy and work closely with members of the General Assembly and State Senate.
David earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Northern Kentucky University. In law school, David was clerk to United States District Court Judge William Bertelsman before working for the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. He worked closely with the President of the Commonwealth’s Attorney Association to advocate laws and policies that had better protect citizens from violent offenders.
As an Assistant Attorney General, David represented the Commonwealth of Kentucky before the Kentucky Court of Appeals and Supreme Court and was appointed to Megan’s Law Team, a special taskforce designed to improve protection of the public from sexual predators through legislation and prosecution. David was later retained by the United Auto Workers Union Legal Plan where he practiced primarily in consumer protection litigation.
David now runs his own general litigation law firm, the Law Offices of David Yates, Attorney PLLC.
David and his two daughters, Ava and Grace, are members of St. Lawrence Church where he helps teach vacation Bible school at St. Paul Church. David has been a volunteer coordinator of Financial Peace University and a mentor for the National Guard’s Kentucky Bluegrass Challenge Academy.