Pete Vander Poel III, District 2
Supervisor, District Two
Supervisor Pete Vander Poel III serves as Tulare County Supervisor representing District Two, which includes the City of Tulare, the communities of Allensworth, Alpaugh, Earlimart, Pixley, Teviston, Tipton, Richgrove, Waukena, and surrounding rural areas. He was first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2008 and re-elected in 2012.
Supervisor Vander Poel was born and raised in Tulare County, where he now lives happily with his wife Ashley and son Pete John. He was educated in the Tulare public school system, graduating as a Valedictorian from Tulare Union High School. He then went on to graduate Cum Laude from the College of Honors University of California, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies and a minor in Accounting. During college, Pete was in a serious car accident in Tipton in March 2004, which resulted in Pete being in a coma for 10 days. The doctors’ prognosis was not good, but to everyone’s surprise he fully recovered, missing school while undergoing six months of rigorous therapy. In the fall of 2004 he returned to UCLA and picked up right where he left off, ultimately graduating on schedule.
Prior to his election to the Tulare County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Vander Poel worked full-time as a tax consultant, a financial analyst, and then a company controller.
Supervisor Vander Poel represents the Board of Supervisors on the California State Association of Counties Government Finance & Operations Committee; the California State Association of Counties Health & Human Services Policy Committee; Vice-Chair of the Kings/Tulare Area Agency on Aging Governing Board; Vice Chair of the Mental Health Advisory Board; San Joaquin Valley Insurance Authority; the San Joaquin Valley RC & D Council; the Tulare County Association of Governments; the Tulare County Health Advisory Committee; the Tulare County Gang Prevention Task Force and the Tulare County Transportation Authority. Supervisor Vander Poel is committed to helping to make Tulare County a better and safer place. Please feel free to contact Supervisor Vander Poel with any questions.
Supervisor Vander Poel’s e-mail address is: email@example.com
Phone Number: (559) 636-5000