Get to Know David Yungmann

I have represented District 5 on the Howard County Council since 2018.  I am one of five council members and the sole Republican.  In addition to serving on the County Council, I am a Realtor with my own Ellicott City-based practice.   

 Three years ago, I brought my 35 years of financial, real estate and management experience to the County Council.  These skills have been used to promote common sense solutions to resident and business concerns, often working with my Democrat colleagues to deliver results.  That collaboration has been key to cutting multiple proposed budgets and stopping proposed tax and fee increases.  Education has always been a top priority, so I have supported increased funding for instruction as well as critical maintenance and construction.  Our residents expect safe communities and I continue to back our law enforcement agencies with both resources and my personal support.  I have been a leading voice against income-based redistricting, breaking up community schools, wasteful spending, and policies that reduce property values and infringe on private property rights.

 Prior to joining the County Council, I served on over a dozen non-profit boards and advisory groups, represented schools as a PTACHC Delegate, served on PTA and booster club boards, and was a consistent presence in classrooms and fundraising activities throughout my 16 years as a parent in the public schools.

 My family moved to Ellicott City in 1972.  I attended public schools and am a 1985 graduate of Mt, Hebron High School.  I hold a Finance degree from Loyola University and began my career in banking and healthcare.  We have resided in Woodbine for 20 years and my two grown children are graduates of Glenelg High School.