David Manchester was first elected to the Legislature for a 4-year term beginning January 1, 2011. Prior to serving as a County Legislator, David was a member of the Big Flats Town Board for fourteen years. Currently, the Chairman of the Legislature, David also is the chair of the serves on the Budget Committee. David is very involved in community activities and serves on a number of Boards including:
Chairman, Webb Mills Cemetery Corporation
Elmira/Chemung Transportation Council
Lion's Club of Big Flats
David grew up on the family's dairy farm in Webb Mills. He is a graduate of Southeastern State University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Aviation Sciences. David is retired from Corning Incorporated in the Aviation Department as an International Captain as well as Director of Maintenance. Both David and his wife Audrey are lifelong residents of Chemung County. They have three grown children and reside in the Town of Big Flats.