Monterey County 2nd District Supervisor Louis Calcagno

Louis R. Calcagno has lived since birth in Moss Landing, CA. He is a self-employed dairyman and farmer in North Monterey County following a ninety-year tradition of his family. He attended local schools in Monterey County and majored in Dairy Husbandry and Manufacturing at Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo. He is married and the father of two children.

He was a State and National dairy leader, whose past service includes; Chairman of the California Milk Advisory Board, Chairman of the National Dairy Promotion and Research Board and Chairman of the California Co-Operative Creamery, which had over 450 members.

As an appointee of Governor Pete Wilson, he served on the California Coastal Commission and became the Chairman. He was an eighteen-year member of the Monterey County Planning Commission and a three-term member of the Monterey County Board of Supervisors. Lou was first elected to the seat of the Supervisor of Monterey County’s 3rd District in 1999. After re-districting occurred, he was twice elected to the seat of the Supervisor of the 2nd District. In 2009, Supervisor Calcagno began his third term as Chair of the Board.

He was also a Charter member of the Monterey County Agricultural & Land Conservancy as well as the Elkhorn Slough Estuary and Sanctuary Foundation. The Foundation awarded him its highest honor, the Heritage Award for his long-standing efforts to protect and conserve the Slough and its environs. Recently, the Santa Cruz Farm Bureau named him as the recipient of the 2009 Al Smith Friend of Agriculture award; the Friends of Pajaro Valley Boy Scouts named him “Scouter of the Year,” and he received a commendation from the Monterey County Fire Chiefs’ Association for his outstanding support of fire protection.


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