District 4 Supervisor
Square Miles: 47
Phone: (559) 852 - 2367
Fax: (559) 585-8047
I have lived in Kings County most of my life, I was born in Reno Nevada to parents Robert and Mardell Pedersen while my father attended the University of Nevada Reno on a Football and Track Scholarship. After my father, Robert graduated in 1962, he made the decision to forgo a Professional football career and return to Lemoore to join the family farm, unknowingly setting a life long path in Agriculture for me.
I attended Armona Elementary, Hanford High School and West Hills College Coalinga and started my formal career (actually getting paid for work on the farm) in 1982. In 1987 “Pedersen Farms” a business partnership was formed with my father, Robert.
After many years of learning the ins and outs of the Agricultural industry, I started volunteering for industry leadership opportunities and have served as Chairman of the California Cotton Growers Association, California Wheat Commission and the Kings County Farm Bureau. In 1997 I was appointed by Governor Pete Wilson to a four year term on the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board. I was recognized by my community peers, when they awarded me the Lemoore Chamber of Commerce Agriculturist of the Year in 2002.
I am passionate about the community and the way of life that made me into the person I am today, and the desire to better serve the people and the community I call home helped me to make the decision to run for Kings County Board of Supervisors District 4 and win the election in 2015. I currently serve as Chairman of the Board and serve as the Kings County representative on the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District.
I am married to wife Kris and we have three children (Triplets)!!!!!!