Monterey County 5th District Supervisor, 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. Dave began his career in public service with the City of Monterey, serving on the Architectural Review Committee, the Planning Commission and on the City Council.

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, a third term in 2004 and he won his fourth term in June, 2008. He has served four terms as the Chair of the Board of Supervisors. 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. His tenure on the Coastal Commission ended in August of 2009, making him on of the longest serving elected officials in the Commissionís history.

Dave Potter is currently the Chair of the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District and the Fort Ord Reuse Authority. Dave serves on the Boardís Legislative Committee, Fort Ord Committee and Capital Improvements Committee and represents the Board of Supervisors on the Natividad Medical Center Board of Trustees. He has served as the Chair of the Natividad Medical Center Board of Trustees in 2009, and in 2008 he was the Chair of the Transportation Agency for Monterey County and is the current Chair of the Rail Policy Committee. In his spare time, Dave enjoys playing tennis and ice hockey. He has two adult children, Sarah and Tyler. Dave currently lives in Carmel with his wife, Janine.


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