David Clarke was re-elected to the NSW Legislative Council on March 28, 2015.

David is a member of several Parliamentary Committees including the Committee of the Health Care Complains Commission and the Standing Committee on Law and Justice, of which he was appointed Deputy Chair on September 22, 2005.

Prior to his election in 2003 David Clarke practiced as a lawyer. As a member of the Liberal Party for many years he has held a variety of positions in its NSW Division including as a member of its State Executive and as Chairman of its Foreign Affairs and Trade Policy Committee.

David lives in the North West of Sydney and is married to Marisa with four children, Caroline, Anne-Marie, Andrew and Michael.