Dave Roberts is Vice President of Government Relations for HIMSS. Prior to joining HIMSS in August 2002, Roberts served as a financial analyst for the U.S. Air Force in the Pentagon and Germany. He was also a staff assistant to U.S. Sen. Lowell Weicker, Jr. on the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Handicapped and a senior professional staff member on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee. Dave resides in San Diego County, California, and was elected to a four-year term as a member of the Solana Beach (Calif.) City Council in 2004, and was re-elected for a second four-year term in 2008 and serves as Deputy Mayor in 2012. In addition, Roberts serves as Co-Chair and is a two-term federal advisory committee appointee to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Advisory Panel on Outreach and Education. On January 10, 2012, Dave announced that he was running for the Third District Supervisor seat on the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, which has no incumbent on the ballot for the first time in 20 years.