David M. Walker

David M. Walker


The two major political parties have taken ideological turns in opposite directions. As a result, many voters who consider themselves to be in the sensible center feel abandoned. The California Common Sense Party seeks to give a voice to those who seek principle-based governance, sensible solutions, and results over rhetoric.


Dave is a nationally and internationally recognized fiscal responsibility and government transformation/ accountability expert. He is a non-practicing CPA with over 40 years of executive level experience in the public, private and non-profit sectors, including heading three federal agencies, two non-profits, and leading a global service line for Arthur Andersen LLP. His most recent full-time federal position was as the seventh Comptroller General of the United States and CEO of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for almost 10 years. This was one of his three Presidential appointments by Presidents from both political parties, with unanimous Senate confirmation each time.

Most recently, Dave served as the Distinguished Visiting Professor and Crowe Chair at the U.S. Naval Academy where he taught the Economics of National Security. He currently serves on a number of government and non-profit Boards and Advisory Committees, including the Defense Business Board. He also served as one of two Public Trustees for Social Security and Medicare from 1990-1995.