David Morales - Vice Chair
1st Term expires 8/1/2019
David Morales was appointed to the commission in 2013. He is a legal aid attorney in Yakima focusing on farmworker clients. He practices primarily employment rights and civil rights law. David has previous experience in immigrant rights, voting rights, and prisoner rights, having worked for Latino Justice, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, and Catholic Charities of San Antonio Immigration Services. David was appointed in August of 2014 to serve on the Commission.
Aside from his work on the Commission for Hispanic Affairs, David is involved in various organizations dedicated to the betterment of the Yakima valley. He volunteers for Yakima Valley May 1st Coalition, the Latino Bar Association of Washington, One America, and lastly the Yakima Humane Society. He is part of the board of La Casa Hogar, a non-profit that aims to serve the Latino Community through education, health and civic programs. He is also the president of the board of el Progreso, an organization founded on Latino political organization, and lastly he is a member of the City of Yakima Equity and Ethics Committee.
David moved to Yakima after graduating from Columbia Law School in 2012. He is a 2008 graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and spent a year with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in San Antonio, Texas.