Get to Know David Yungmann
Born and raised in Howard County
David Yungmann grew up in the Chatham/Valley Mede and Mt. Hebron communities of Ellicott City during the 1970s and early 1980s. There, he attended St. John’s Elementary, Patapsco Middle, and Mt. Hebron High School, where he played in the band. His spare time was spent riding bikes, catching crayfish in the Michaels Way creek, hanging out at the Chatham Mall arcade, swimming at North St. John’s and enjoying pizza with friends at Isella’s. Ellicott City remains a big part of David’s work and life.
After graduating from Loyola College, he resided in Baltimore City for a short time, but returned to Howard County with his family 15 years ago. Since moving to Woodbine, David has coached youth sports, volunteered in the classroom, and enjoyed terrific field trips with his two children. Western Howard County remain home for the Yungmanns.
David’s return to Howard County also marked a career change. In an effort to be closer to his family, David left the corporate finance and long-term care world and launched a real estate practice that has grown into a major player in Howard County. As team leader of The Yungmann Group, David spends each day representing buyers and sellers throughout the region, which has given him a unique perspective into the dynamics of the county’s diverse communities.
Community service continues to be a top priority for David, who serves on the Boards of the Howard County Chamber of Commerce, Howard County Association of Realtors (along with its Legislative Committee), Junior Achievement of Howard County, Friends of the Howard County Library, Glenelg High School Boosters and numerous additional boards and committees.
David’s service also extends into politics and zoning issues. He was a leader in the community’s opposition to the overdevelopment of the Woodmont Academy property by Dar-us-Salaam, a College Park group wanting to build a huge mosque and school on the rural property. He was also integral to the passage of a new master plan for Downtown Columbia, which is expected to generate thousands of new jobs in Howard County and reduce development pressure in the Rt. 40 region and Rural West..
In 2016, David was named the Charlie Miller Republican Man of the Year and helped lead the Board of Education campaigns of Vicky Cutroneo and Christina Delmont-Small. He remains a leading voice on school system transition and a variety of other important local issues.
David brings vital skills and experiences to the most unique district in Howard County. He understands the pressures and issues on the minds of residents in the traditional suburbs of Turf Valley, Waverly Woods, Mt. Hebron and Valley Meade where he spent the first 20 years of his life in the County. Now entrenched in Western Howard County, he understands that the District 5 representative must be a leading advocate for agriculture businesses, farm families and the suburban residents of places like Glenelg, Woodbine and Highland who want to preserve the rural nature of their communities.
As a lifelong conservative Republican, David also knows that the District 5 representative must be a strong advocate for conservative values. He will not sit quietly while our conservative values are misunderstood, ignored or maligned.
David is a proven leader with demonstrated results. He possesses the experiences, skills, temperament and values needed to represent District 5 on the County Council.