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Meet David

David Preston was raised in Edmonds, and he and his wife Tammy have raised their three kids here too. David has been serving on the Port of Edmonds Commission and is dedicated to preserving our little gem on the Puget Sound.

He is dedicated to protecting access to the vibrant waterfront for everyone which is critical while balancing economic opportunity and the sensitive environment there.

I currently serve as a Port Commissioner and an Agency Partner with Acrisure &  Insurance Resource Group, which helps individuals and business owners obtain the best medical insurance coverage available.

I’m running for re-election to Port Commissioner District #2.  Preserving and protecting access to the waterfront for everyone is critical along with the need to balance economic opportunity and the sensitive environment there. 

My 30 years in business and many trips to Olympia and Washington, DC to meet with elected officials have prepared me to better care for our local gem here on Puget Sound. Of course, we can always do better.  I’m proud of the work our team at the Port has accomplished like addressing stormwater runoff, improving the health of the Marsh, the Port-Walk, Sea Jazz, now Sea Notes, and attracting more businesses – all in a transparent and responsible manner.

I gained my love for the area while trout fishing in Shell Creek and usually hearing mom say, 

“Be home before dark”, as I ran out the door. Then came the Seattle Times paper route, picking up papers where the ferry ticket booth is located now, to the first delivery which is the building where the Demetris and the Waterfront Coffee Company are located.

Several summers were spent with long days fishing at the dock inside the Port marina in front of now what is Anthony’s Homeport.

In 6th grade, two important things occurred: First, I took the Edmonds ski school bus to Hyak which began my love (addiction) of skiing and second, I became class president. Yes, this was when I was 11 years old.

To feed the ski habit there was a lot of yard work to be done for families such as the Yosts and the Becks. In high school working at the Fog Cutter, now Claire’s, I learned more about teamwork and plain hard work. The money earned from this job helped me purchase a 21’ sailboat that was moored on A dock.

Full circle: with over 35 years teaching skiing, past 2 seasons at Mission Ridge and 14 years as director of Ski Hill Snow Sports School in Leavenworth, I’m still passionate about learning, teaching, and inspiring others to get out and ski.

I am blessed to be married to Tammy for 33 years.  We’re raising three great kids in Edmonds. It’s a joy and privilege to be a part of this community and we hope to continue doing our part for years to come.


  • Edmonds High School 
  • Shoreline Community College – Associate of Arts
  • University of Washington – Bachelors in Business/Marketing

Membership and Positions (current and past)

  • Historic Preservation Commission
  • Emergency Services Coordinating Agency 
  • Economic Alliance of Snohomish County Trustee
  • Association of Washington Business 
  • Professional Ski Instructors of America – Level III Alpine Instructor
  • Past President, NW Washington Association of Health Underwriters
  • Washington Health Plan Exchange Broker Technical Advisory Committee
  • Washington Technology Industry Association
  • Pacific Little League Coach


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