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.
David is the Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs. He is Vice Chair of the Public Safety Committee and a member of the Committee on Contracts. He is also the Metro Council's representative on GLI's Board.
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 better protect our citizen 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 better protect 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 wife, Jill, have two daughters, Ava and Grace. They are members of St. Lawrence Church and 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.