David de la Fuente
David de la Fuente is the Political Analyst in the Social Policy and Politics Program at Third Way. Previously, David worked at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, NARAL Pro-Choice America, the Dallas County Democratic Party, and for Congressman Marc Veasey.
David became passionate about politics during the 2000 presidential election as an elementary school student in Dallas, Texas. Since then, he has followed politics intensely, watching as his father earned the right to vote in 2002 and as his mother voted for the first time in 2004 at his urging. David first volunteered on campaigns as a high school student in 2006, an election in which George W. Bush’s native Dallas County transformed from a Republican stronghold to one in which Democrats have won 99% of countywide elections in the past decade. He has volunteered and then worked in politics ever since that cycle.
David graduated with Bachelors of Science and Arts from Southern Methodist University. He is a presidential appointee in the Young Democrats of America, and in his free time enjoys cooking and watching professional men’s and women’s tennis. David also likes to pore over electoral and political data in his free time which tends to cause a surprisingly well adjusted work-life balance.