Pete Vander Poel III, District 2

Supervisor Pete Vander Poel III serves as Tulare County Supervisor representing District Two, which includes the city of Tulare and the communities of Allensworth, Alpaugh, Earlimart, Pixley, Teviston, Tipton, Waukena, and surrounding rural areas. He was first elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2008.

 Supervisor Vander Poel was born and raised in Tulare County, where he now lives happily with his wife, Ashley, and three children: Pete John, Emmilene, and James. 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 degree 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 his 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 in 2006.

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 (CSAC) Board of Directors - Alternate; East Tule Groundwater Sustainability Agency – Alternate; First 5 Commission; Gang Task Force – Alternate; Greater Kaweah Groundwater Sustainability Agency; Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO); Project Review Committee (Space Planning) – Ad Hoc; San Joaquin Valley Insurance Authority; Tulare County Association of Governments (TCAG); Tulare County Audit Committee; Tulare County Employees Retirement Association Board; Tulare County Transportation Authority (Measure R); Tulare County Water Commission; and the San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization.

Supervisor Vander Poel is committed to helping 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: pvanderpoel@tularecounty.ca.gov
Phone Number: (559) 636-5000