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Monterey County, CA March 2, 2004 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Dave Potter

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County Supervisor; County of Monterey; Supervisorial District 5

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Biography for Dave Potter

Monterey County 5th District Supervisor California Coastal Commissioner Originally from Hingham, Massachusetts, Dave Potter has been a resident of Monterey County since 1970, and is dedicated to actively serving the community. Besides owning and operating Potter Construction since 1974, Dave has also served the local and state community in many capacities. He was first elected to the Monterey County Board of Supervisors for the Fifth District, representing Big Sur, Carmel, Carmel Valley, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach and Salinas in November of 1996, then re-elected to a second term in 2000. He was elected Chairperson for the Board of Supervisors in 1998 and 2002, and served as Vice-Chairperson in 1997 and 2001. In March of 1997, he was appointed to the California Coastal Commission, was reappointed in 2000 and 2002, and served as Vice-Chairperson from March 1999 until December 2002.

Dave has also served on the City of Monterey's Architectural Review Committee ('86 to '90), the Monterey City Planning Commission ('90 to '92), the Monterey City Council ('92 to `96), the Transportation Agency of Monterey County ('93 to present), and as Chairman of the Transportation Agency of Monterey County ('95 and '96), Chairman of the Transportation Agency of Monterey County Rail Policy Committee, Chairman of the Coast Rail Coordinating Council, the Fort Ord Reuse Authority ('93 to present), the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District ('97 to present), served as Chairman in 2001).

In addition to serving as Supervisor to the constituents of the Fifth District of the County of Monterey, Dave also serves on numerous Board of Supervisor committees including: the Board of Supervisors' Legislative Committee, Health and Welfare Committee, Equal Opportunity Commission, the Law Library Board of Trustees, the Monterey County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, and the Cultural Council of Monterey County.

Dave and wife Patricia have two children, Tyler, 21 and Sarah, 18, who are now attending college.

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