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Monterey County, CA November 6, 2012 Election
Smart Voter Full Biography for Dave Potter

Candidate for
Supervisor; County of Monterey; District 5

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Biography for Dave Potter

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, the Highway 68 corridor and the Las Palmas area in November of 1996. He served as Chairperson for the Board of Supervisors in 1998, 2002, 2007 and 2012, and served as Vice-Chairperson in 1997 and 2001.

Dave also serves on the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District ('97 to present, current Chair), on the Fort Ord Reuse Authority ('93 to present, current Chair), on the Transportation Agency of Monterey County ('93 to present), as Chair of the Transportation Agency of Monterey County Rail Policy Committee and Chair of the Coast Rail Coordinating Council.

On the Board of Supervisors, he serves on the Legislative Committee, Economic Development Committee, Capital Improvement Committee, and the Fort Ord Committee. Dave also serves on the Natividad Medical Center Board of Trustees and on the Seaside Groundwater Basin Watermaster Board of Directors. He is an alternate to the Arts Council for Monterey County and the California State Association of Counties.

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), and was the longest serving government appointee to the California Coastal Commission ('97 to '09), where he served as Vice-Chairperson from March 1999 until December 2002.

Dave is married to Janine Potter and has two grown children, Tyler and Sarah.

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