Dave was born and raised in Crete. He takes great pride in volunteering and serving the Crete community. He has been on the City Council for many years and is the current City Mayor. Dave obtained his real estate license in 1982 and has been selling real estate ever since. He started working for Davidson Insurance and Real Estate shortly after. He purchased Davidson Insurance in 2013 and changed the name to Bauer Insurance. Dave and his wife, Patty, have three grown sons, Adam, Evan and Kyle.