David Sawyer grew up in Pierce County and went to high school as Rogers High School in Puyallup. He attended Central Washington University and studied Political Science as well as Geography and Land Studies. He worked in Washington D.C. for Senator Cantwell before moving back to the Washington state to work on his first political campaign.
After working on his first campaign, David was one of the first 25 staffers on the ground in Iowa to work for Senator Barack Obama on his campaign for president. After the campaign appeared to be won, David came back to Washington to work on the gubernatorial campaign and later ran a campaign for Attorney General.
David and his business partner then started a small consulting business and represented clients in the private, non-profit as well as public sectors. He was active in the community volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters and serving on a board of a program sponsored by the United Way. David, when not working in Olympia, works full time at Sadler Ladenburg as a Law Clerk/Law Student under the A.P.R. 6 Law a Clerk program through the Washington State Bar Association. After the program is completed David will need to pass the bar exam and will then become an attorney.