Outside Interests

When not involved with professional practice, David Cole spends his off-hours reading about history and geography, being involved in the community, sampling craft beers and cocktails at his favorite dimly-lit bars, and exploring new places from the side streets of London to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. At home, David enjoys listening to electronic music by artists such as Aphex Twin and Tripswitch, and watching atmospheric movies by the Coen brothers, David Lynch, Stanley Kubrick, and other talented filmmakers.

David maintains a strong interest in trains and transit, and has volunteered for the Illinois Railway Museum and served on the leadership team of Seattle Subway, a local advocacy group that successfully pushed for the Sound Transit 3 ballot initiative, a $54 billion expansion of light rail, commuter rail, and express bus service throughout the Puget Sound region.