Who Is David Smith?

My name is John “David” Smith and I am running for Mayor of

Winchester. When we moved to Winchester and decided to make an investment

in the community, we weren’t sure what to expect. We were surprised when

we were welcomed with open arms and about the overwhelming support we

got from the community. Since then, I have been determined to give back to

the city of Winchester, involving myself in civic and community service. I love

Winchester and all it has to offer. The people are friendly and progressive and the

city is making leaps and bounds in growth and redevelopment while maintaining

its rural charm. I would love to stay involved as well as be a leading force in the

revitalization of Winchester.

2003 – Present: Owner & Partner, Village Market Bistro and Village Square Restaurant & V2 Piano Bar (Winchester, VA)

1992 – 2002: Owner/Partner and Founder, Brandenburg Farm (Summit Point, WV)

From 1982 – 1994: I also enjoyed working as a Counselor for a number of organizations including Residential Youth Services, Planned Parenthood, Friendship House and the Fair Housing Council.

2010 – Present: Commissioner on Winchester Planning Commission

2008 – 2010: Chairman of Old Town Development Board

2007 – 2008: Member of the Board of Winchester Parking Authority

2004 – 2010: Member of the Old Town Development Board

2010 – Present: President and Co-Founder of Winchester Main Street Foundation, a 501c3 organization working with other non-profit organizations to create a vibrant Winchester through community events, promotions and initiatives. For details visit: winchestermainstreetfoundation.org.

2009 – 2010: Chairman of the Family Services Committee for Habitat for Humanity

2006 – Present: Vice President of Celebration of Hope, a Smith-Vickers Cancer Initiative

2008 – 2010: Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity

2007 – 2009: Chamber Of Commerce Board Of Directors

1982 – Present: Alpha Phi Fraternity (Omicron Omicron)

Charleston High School, Charleston, WV

Marshall University, Huntington, WV

University of the District of Columbia