As an Assistant State Attorney and son of a formerly incarcerated father, David knows the law and how it affects the individuals and their families.
David’s childhood started with a great deal of turmoil. An addicted, incarcerated father, and an unstable homelife contributed to frequent relocation. David’s father struggled to earn a living after being released from prison, and he instead focused on being an entrepreneur. Together with David they focused their attention on a starting a successful cleaning and small package distribution business. This foundation fueled his entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to improve the life circumstances of others.
As an Assistant State Attorney and son of a formerly incarcerated father,
David knows the law and how it affects the individuals and their families
Started construction, janitorial, small package distribution business in Virginia with his father
Worked on Senator Jim Webb’s campaign for generational change, registered voters, Lead for Kids Vote registering high school seniors and educating on civic responsibility.
Graduated from Shannadoa University on an academic scholarship - Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, minor in Business
David became the first Lead Field organizer in Lowden County, VA for President Obama’s Campaign for Change in 2008. He managed over 200 volunteers and
Legislative Aid and Executive Assistant
Legislative Aid and Executive Assistant to Senator Roland Burris (Illinois). Supported Senator Burris’ policies to curb gerrymandering, Lone Wolf terrorist, and repeal of the don’t
Florida State Supreme Court
Interned for Florida State Supreme Court Justice Peggy Quince in the Office of Policy and Budget. Supported reform for stand your ground law, criminal justice
Earned his law degree from Florida State University. Began working for a personal injury law firm
Assistant State Attorney
Hired as Broward County Assistant State Attorney
Married Raven Cannady on November 15, 2018 who is currently expecting their first child.
Issues Affecting Broward County
An everchanging landscape of criminal justice requires integrity and transparency. These are keys to providing security, justice, and economic prosperity for the citizens of Broward County. They will also play a vital role in helping stem the tide of school shootings, rise in veteran homelessness, and the opioid crisis. These are the important elements to 21st century prosecuting. What separates me from others is a diverse background in policy and an ability to look beyond legal documents and into the lives and experiences of the people affected by laws.
From Parkland to Lauderhill, and from Deerfield Beach to Hallandale Beach our communities deserve to be safe! Our office will lead the State in forward thinking prosecutorial strategies which promote a safe and economically prosperous community.
Traditional criminal justice has been defined through the amount of incarcerated Floridians rather than an emphasis on victim’s rights and equitable punishment. There can be no safety without justice. There can be no justice without safety.
Safety in the community. Justice in the courtroom. Prosperity in our homes. A safe community is a just community. A just community is a prosperous community.