David Benjamin Mendoza

1114 E John Street
Seattle, WA 98102
United States
Telephone: 206-992-7705
Temporary address during session:
United States
Mr. David Benjamin Mendoza
Lobbying since: 2018
Currently, David is the Director of Legislative and Government Affairs for Front and Centered, a WA statewide coalition of organizations and groups rooted in communities of color and people with lower incomes focused on environmental justice. In addition, David is a available as a contract lobbyist or general consultant specializing in the intersection of state/local governments and emerging industries such as cannabis, taxis/transportation network companies and home sharing technologies. From 2014 through 2017, David served as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Seattle Mayor's Office of Policy and Innovation. His policy portfolio included the development, passage and enactment of 11 city ordinances including Cannabis Regulations, Labor Standards, implementation of the Seattle Race and Social Justice Initiative and policies related to Uber/Lyft and AirBnB, among others.  Prior to working in the Mayor's office, David served as a Policy Counsel for the House Democratic Caucus in Olympia, WA.  While there he advised Democratic Representatives on issues related to the Labor & Workforce Development Committee and the Government Accountability & Oversight Committee.  This latter committee was tasked with liquor, gambling, tobacco and marijuana regulations.   His other experience includes working at Puget Sound Sage where he wrote the first research report making the case for a $15 minimum wage at Sea-Tac Airport. His volunteer experience includes serving as a Commissioner for the Seattle Ethics and Elections Commission from 2011-2014 and as the 2014 President of the Latina/o Bar Association of Washington. He is a graduate of Pitzer College and Seattle University School of Law. 

Monthly lobbying reports

Lobbyists are required to file monthly reports for any period in which they are employed, even if there is no reportable activity. The list below includes all reports for 2016 and later. Reports for periods prior to January 2016 are available in the historical archive.

Report for month Date filed/amended
April 2019 30/05/19 - 2:42 pm
March 2019 30/05/19 - 2:31 pm
February 2019 26/03/19 - 2:19 pm
January 2019 14/03/19 - 12:00 pm
December 2018 04/01/19 - 12:53 pm
November 2018 04/01/19 - 12:47 pm
October 2018 04/01/19 - 12:45 pm
September 2018 03/10/18 - 7:54 pm
August 2018 03/10/18 - 7:43 pm
July 2018 03/10/18 - 7:34 pm
June 2018 30/07/18 - 3:35 pm
May 2018 30/07/18 - 3:51 pm
April 2018 30/07/18 - 3:37 pm
March 2018 16/04/18 - 1:50 pm
February 2018 16/04/18 - 1:40 pm
January 2018 13/02/18 - 6:03 pm

Lobbyist employers

The list below includes all employers for 2016 and later. Employers for periods prior to January 2016 are available in the historical archive.

Employer Employment Registration Years Employed
Have A Heart CC View report 2019
Latino Community Fund of Washington State View report 2018, 2019, 2020
Washington State Labor Council View report 2019