Delegate David Poisson was re-elected to the Virginia House of Delegates in November 2007. David was first elected to office in 2005 beating a four-term incumbent by six points in his first try for elective office. He not only was the only Democrat to defeat an incumbent Republican in Virginia but also outpolled every other candidate on the ballot in Loudoun County.
Delegate Poisson is a member of the House Counties, Cities and Towns Committee and the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee. He also serves on the Substance Abuse Services Council and the Manufacturing Development Commission.
There is no issue to which Delegate Poisson is more deeply committed than education. The oldest of four, he grew up in Fall River, a once-active mill town in southeastern Massachusetts. He put himself through college, earning in less than ten years bachelorís and masterís degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Ph.D. and law degree from the University of Arizona.
Delegate Poisson is currently of counsel to the law firm of Howe, Anderson & Steyer in Washington.
Delegate Poisson was previously vice president and general manager of the Virginia office of Chicago-based R.R. Donnelley. This was preceded by a more than decade-long career in association management, during which time he served as CEO of the Tire Industry Association, the Computer Leasing and Remarketing Association, and the Uniform and Textile Service Association and as vice president of government and legal affairs and deputy general counsel for the Electronic Industries Association.
Prior to that, he was chief of staff and counsel to then Representative, now Assistant Senate Majority Leader Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, and legislative director and chief counsel to the late U.S. Senator Terry Sanford, whose campaign for the Senate Delegate Poisson ran in 1986.
Delegate Poisson moved to Virginia in 1978 and has lived in Loudoun County since 1995. He and his wife, Laura, live in Sterling with their daughter, who is a student at Potomac Falls High School. The Poissons are members of St. Davidís Episcopal Church in Ashburn.
Delegate Poisson represents northeastern Loudoun County, an area that encompasses the communities of Lowes Island, Cascades, Countryside, Sugarland Run, Ashburn, Ashburn Farm, Lansdowne, and Broadands.