David is a community leader and successful business leader who has been helping our city grow and thrive for thirty years. He’s not a politician, and he never will be—that’s why we need him as our next mayor.
A SERVANT OF OTHERS
The son of a Zapotec Indian from Mexico and a white American mother from Salina, Utah, David was placed in foster care at the age of 2. His lucky break came as a dishwasher at Ferrell’s Ice Cream Parlor, which gave him the opportunity he needed to succeed. He ultimately worked his way up to own Farrell’s Franchise and several other restaurants in Utah.
David founded the Ibarra Foundation, which strives to make college possible for Latino students by providing full tuition scholarships. Since 2004, 89 students have received a college education with the foundations help. A lifelong Democrat, David served in the Clinton administration. He also offers Wednesday night mentoring sessions for members of the community looking for business advice.
From working several positions at the Marriott Corporation, and as the General Manager of a large automobile dealership, David acquired the experience he needed to form the Ibarra companies. These include an insurance firm, a brokerage firm, learning institute, and sales software companies. He is also a well known public speaker who has delivered keynote addresses across the U.S.
David is a servant of others—and this is a time when Salt Lake City needs servant-like leadership.