David Carrington currently represents District 5 on the Jefferson County Commission, which includes Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, most of Homewood, and portions of Hoover, Irondale and Leeds. He was first elected to the Commission in 2010 and served as Commission President from November 2010 to October 2014. During this period, David played a central role in developing and executing the financial strategy that led to Jefferson County exiting bankruptcy more than a year ahead of schedule and saving its citizens billions of dollars in future debt and interest payments.
David was re-elected to the Commission in 2014. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Finance, Information Technology & Business Development Committee. In this capacity, David serves as the point person for the County’s business retention and recruitment efforts.
Prior to being elected to the Jefferson County Commission, David was a member of the Vestavia Hills City Council from 2004 to 2010, serving as its president for four years.
Professionally, David is President of Racing USA, Inc. and has received multiple professional recognitions and awards including the Acton Foundation’s National Entrepreneurial Hero and Alabama’s Gold Retailer of the Year.
David and his wife, Sonia, are active members of Shades Mountain Baptist Church and have 2 sons, 4 grandsons and 2 granddaughters.