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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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Monterey CountyCandidate for Supervisor, Supervisorial District 5

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David Lawrence Potter

Monterey County Supervisor
13,177 votes (44.23%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Preservation and protection of the environment
  • Jobs and economic opportunity
  • Working to solve our water and transportation issues

Experience

Experience

Profession:Monterey County Supervisor, District 5
Owner, Potter Construction (1974–current)
Supervisor, Monterey County Board of Supervisors, District 5 — Elected position (1996–current)
Commissioner, California Coastal Commission — Appointed position (1997–2009)
Councilmember, Monterey City Council — Elected position (1992–1996)
Commissioner, Monterey City Planning Commission — Appointed position (1990–1992)
Member, City of Monterey Architectural Review Committee — Appointed position (1986–1990)

Education

Allegheny College NA, NA (current)

Community Activities

Member, Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (1997–current)
Member, Fort Ord Reuse Authority (1993–current)
Member, Transportation Agency of Monterey County (1993–current)

Biography

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.
 

Dave also serves on the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District (’97 to present), the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (’93 to present), the  Transportation Agency of Monterey County (’93 to present), the Transportation Agency of Monterey County Rail Policy Committee and the Coast Rail Coordinating Council. On the Board of Supervisors, he serves on the Legislative Committee, Natividad Medical Center Joint Leadership 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.
 

Dave works hard for this community and has served on the following boards and committees:

  • Monterey Peninsula Water Management District

  • Fort Ord Reuse Authority

  • Transportation Agency of Monterey County

  • Big Sur Multi-Agency Advisory Council Board

  • Board of Supervisors’ Legislative Committee

  • Board of Supervisors’ Natividad Medical Center Joint Leadership Committee

  • Board of Supervisors’ Capital Improvements Committee

  • Board of Supervisors’ Fort Ord Committee

  • Board of Supervisors’ Economic Development Committee

  • FOR A Legislative Committee

  • FOR A Executive Committee

  • Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Executive Committee

  • Monterey Peninsula Water Management District Policy & Technical Advisory Committee

  • Monterey County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau

  • Transportation Agency of Monterey County Rail Policy Committee

  • Coast Rail Coordinating Council

  • Natividad Medical Center Board of Trustees

  • Seaside Groundwater Basin Watermaster Board of Directors

  • Workforce Investment Board

  • Arts Council for Monterey County

  • California State Association of Counties

  • California Coastal Commission

  • City of Monterey’s Architectural Review Committee

  • Monterey City Planning Commission

  • Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District

  • Law Library Board of Trustees

  • Cultural Council for Monterey County

  • Monterey Regional Waste Management Board

  • Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)

  • California OakMortality Task Force

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • The Monterey County Herald
  • Monterey County Weekly
  • Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte

Organizations (22)

  • Central Coast Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC)
  • Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce
  • Monterey County Prosecutors Association
  • Salinas Valley Leadership Group
  • Salinas Valley Federation of Teachers, Local 1020
  • Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Salinas Firefighters Association, Local 1270
  • Operating Engineers, 3
  • Monterey/Santa Cruz Counties Building and Construction Trades Council
  • Monterey County Probation Association
  • Monterey County Medical Society - MD PAC
  • Monterey County Hospitality Association
  • Monterey County Democratic Central Committee
  • Monterey County Business PAC
  • Service Employees International Union, 521
  • Monterey Bay Central Labor Council
  • Monterey Bay Action Committee
  • Evolve California
  • Monterey County Deputy Sheriff's Association
  • Monterey County Association of Realtors
  • Carpenter's Local 605
  • Monterey County Farm Bureau

Elected Officials (1)

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Individuals (1)

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Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

Since 1996, and currently serving his Fifth term, Dave represents the Fifth District, comprised of Big Sur, Carmel, Pebble Beach, Pacific Grove, Monterey and Carmel Valley, which is known internationally for its tourism, dramatic coastline with unsurpassed views and its historic preservation.
 

This extensive background in local government has helped make Dave a successful leader in creating collaborative relationships among the county’s varied communities. Serving on many committees, Dave is the County’s representative locally, statewide and nationally for legislative advocacy, tourism, economic development and historic preservation. Dave provides Monterey County with an effective, articulate advocate who is regularly in Sacramento and Washington, D.C. to impress upon the legislators the importance of Monterey’s unique resources and its economic successes.
 

As a senior member on the Board of Supervisors, Dave realizes that it is only through cooperation and communication that difficult problems can be solved. Despite differing opinions and diverse backgrounds, common interests can be formed that will help protect and improve the quality of life in Monterey County and the State of California.

Videos (3)

— May 13, 2016 Dave Potter for Supervisor
— May 13, 2016 Dave Potter for Supervisor
— May 13, 2016 Dave Potter for Supervisor

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