David Parshall


Council Member

Council Position #7, Elected in 2023


David Parshall has deep ties to the Lynnwood community. His parents met while they were teachers at old Lynnwood Junior High School, and he was born at Stevens Hospital (now Swedish Edmonds). David grew up in the Lynnwood area and went to local schools like Lynndale, Hilltop and Lynnwood elementary schools. He later attended the University of Washington and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science, a Master’s Degree in Education, and a Washington State teaching certificate.

In the 2000’s David returned to the area and purchased a home in Lynnwood to be closer to his job teaching and coaching in the Edmonds School District. He taught government and coached basketball at both Lynnwood High School and Mountlake Terrace High School. David initially became interested in Lynnwood city government because of teaching, and he started regularly attending city council meetings in 2016. 

During his free time David enjoys being on the water with his girlfriend for some kayaking or paddle boarding. When the weather is more inclement they enjoy board games, puzzles and cooking together. David is also a huge local sports fan and follows the Mariners, Seahawks and Huskies closely. He considers himself a voracious reader and his favorite books are historical fiction. 

Liaison Roles

  • Planning Commission
  • Lynnwood Public Facilities District
  • Snohomish County Tommorrow (Alternate)