Rochester Hills City Councilman David Walker Announces Re-election Bid

On the heels of his first term as a Rochester Hills City Councilman, David Walker has announced he’s seeking re-election.

headshot of David Walker wearing a dress shirt and suit coat.

“I’m a big fan of getting involved and volunteering in the community you live in and the Rochester Hills City Council is an elevated position to get that done,” Walker said. “I’m passionate about preserving the future of Rochester Hills and I also want to inspire others to serve.”

Walker, who has lived in Rochester Hills for more than 30 years, is married to his high school sweetheart, Kelly, and together have a daughter. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Walsh College. He is currently a Realtor with Brookview Realty in downtown Rochester,

In his first term, Walker helped with several key initiatives:

  • He provided support for the development of the city’s newest park, Innovation Hills, by supporting a wetlands boardwalk, the kayak landing, and the inclusive sensory playground.
  • He helped implement the Auburn Road Corridor project, including facilitating collaboration between developers.
  • He supported the appointment of Leanne Scott as the new City Clerk.
  • He showed hands-on support of the Rochester Hills Fire Department by attending Fire Ops 101, where he learned the intricacies of the stress and hazards firefighters face daily.

Walker also serves on several committees for the council, including the Sister City Committee with Rochester, the Water System Advisory Council and the Liquor License Technical Review Committee.

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David Walker welcomes Nothing Bundt Cake to Rochester Hills during a Ribbon Cutting Hosted by the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce – Photo by Michael Dwyer

“I have known David for as long as I have been mayor. He cares deeply about our residents and devotes a significant amount of time and effort working in the community,” said Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “He is approachable, engaged, and genuinely committed to supporting innovative solutions to create a better city.”

Before serving on the council, Walker had a long history of volunteering in Rochester Hills, in his work with the Clinton River Watershed Council and the Rochester Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he served as an Ambassador and later the Chamber’s Ambassador Chair. He has also served on the Chamber’s Board of Directors and as the Chamber’s Board Chair.

He also currently serves on several boards, including the Paint Creek Trailways Commission, the Older Persons’ Commission, the Rochester Auburn Hills Community Coalition and the Chamber Foundation.

Walker might be familiar to many as he has also been providing commentary for the past ten years as one of the announcers at the Rochester Area Hometown Christmas Parade.

His career as a Realtor has helped him understand why people love living in Rochester Hills. He knows what they like and what they want to see improved. His work also brings him to every corner of Rochester Hills, and knows the neighborhoods by heart.

“My work gives me a lot of insight into what my constituents want and need in city government,” he said. “I have a really unique knowledge of what we, as City Councilmembers, must get done and focus on as we do our jobs.”

His work with the Chamber has also been a boon, giving him first-hand experience with the needs of local businesses and how to keep a healthy environment for business development in Rochester Hills.

Learn more about him on his website, follow him on Facebook, or ask questions via email,

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