About David Pollard

My wife and I have two young children, a girl and a boy. For my wife and children – and I must say, myself – I want Canberra to be the best it can be, and I think we can do better than we do now.

I’ve lived in Yerrabi all my life. I grew up in Kaleen and have family there. I moved to Palmerston in 2004 and settled in Crace with my family in 2014. I’m fortunate enough to work locally, volunteer for the local community, and get much of my entertainment here too – still looking forward to our cinema though! My children go to public school here. Yerrabi is such an major part of my life, and I will work tirelessly to make it the best it can be, for everyone.

I work in my family software development business performing a range of duties, including software development, project management, contract negotiation and management, operations management, communications, and client relationships. I have a Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) from University of Canberra.

I contribute to local community by participating in my suburban community association (President, Crace Community Association), my school P&C association (President), and my regional community council (Treasurer, Gungahlin Community Council). I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time with these groups, but more than that, I have appreciated being given the opportunity to do good for others.

I’ve enjoyed every minute of my community work, and I want to take it further. I am passionate about doing good for the community, about speaking for the community, about doing my part to make sure the community that my children grow up in is the best version of itself that it can be.

You can also read more about me in my Candidate Statement to the Canberra Alliance for Participatory Democracy.