David Zilles
House Challenger
District 23

David Zilles was born in South Carolina and raised in Bellevue, Ohio — a small town about 70 miles west of Cleveland. He attended Ohio State University and graduated with a degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. He moved to Lynchburg in 2012 and now works at a local nuclear company as a thermal fluids engineer. A father of two, David became active in politics last year in the wake of the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, joining the Lynchburg chapter of Moms Demand Action.