David Kimefeld is President of Lyon Metropolis since 2017 and Mayor of the 4th arrondissement of Lyon. A nurse by training, he entered politics as a member of the Movement against Racism and for Friendship among Peoples (MRAP). He became president of the MJC of Brignais and then joined the socialist party in 1988.
He set up a transport company in 1990 and put militancy in parentheses, before returning in 1998. He then chaired the social centers of the Croix-Rousse and joined the section of the Socialist Party of the 1st arrondissement. Elected borough councilor in 2001, he is given the post of 1st Deputy to the Mayor of the 4th arrondissement in charge of culture, events, trade & crafts.
In 2008, he was appointed Vice-President of Greater Lyon in charge of economic development. In July 2011, he became Mayor of the 4th arrondissement. In March 2014, he was re-elected Mayor of the 4th arrondissement and became Vice-President of the Métropole de Lyon. In parallel, he is elected first Federal Secretary of the Socialist Party of the Rhône in 2012, reelected in 2015.