2020 Press, News & Updates
“The Tulare County Deputy Sheriffs Association is proud to announce our endorsement of Larry Micari for Tulare Country District 1 Supervisor. Through his benevolence and as a member of the Law Enforcement Community, Larry has served the citizens of Tulare County for over 30 years. Three decades of serving the communities of Tulare County have not only provided Larry with a unique perspective on the challenges the County is facing, but it has also provided him with the ability to find common sense solutions to a multitude of problems. I encourage you to join the Tulare County Deputy Sheriffs Association in supporting Larry Micari for District 1 Supervisor.”
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Micari said, “There is more to being a supervisor than just sitting on a board and rubber stamping an agenda item. And there are no complaints about my not returning calls.”
What separates him from the others, Micari said, is that “I have 33 years of public service that neither of them have. I have worked with the constituents of my district and the county for 33 years and I know how to navigate that system.”
Micari said that he has built a reputation as the “go to” guy who can solve problems.
Larry Micari describes how his campaign is building momentum to unseat the incumbent. Fresh off a Pancake Breakfast Meet and Greet in Three Rivers, Micari says he is hearing from Three Rivers residents what they need most: representation.
“You don’t have a city council up here because Three Rivers is an unincorporated area,” Micari said. “When I’m on the Board of Supervisors, I will schedule town meetings monthly or quarterly so I can listen to your concerns and solve problems.”
Tulare County Chairman Pete Vander Poel isn't pulling any punches and for the first time in his tenure is endorsing candidates for supervisor. It's a decision Vander Poel says he doesn't take lightly. "I don't believe it's the role of a supervisor to endorse candidates in other districts," he said. "We have to work with whoever's elected." Vander Poel called Micari the "most qualified" candidate for the seat after working with Crocker, a Strathmore citrus farmer, for the past four years. "I had the opportunity to work with Larry for 10 years when he was a lieutenant and captain in the sheriff's department," Vander Poel said. "I know from those experiences first-hand his character and prioritization of constituents — the primary function of a county supervisor."
Jan 29, 2020
“It’s an honor to receive these endorsements, especially because of how widely respected all four of these men are in Tulare County and across the entire Central Valley,” Micari said. “District One residents need a strong voice on the Board of Supervisors to represent their interests and I am 100% committed to fighting hard for our community so that we can make Tulare County a better place to live and work.”
Larry Micari (middle) standing with Tulare County Supervisor Pete Vander Poel, ret. Tulare County Sheriff Bill Wittman, ret. Tulare County Supervisor Mike Ennis, Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux
Having served the public with the Tulare County Sheriff for 33 years, candidate Larry Micari believes in action. “And that’s what we need to do, we need to provide action. The bottom line is we need to provide services for our local communities.”
Micari expressed concern that Crocker has a pattern of making exaggerated claims about himself. When Crocker first ran for supervisor in 2016 he was working for Edison and living in Fresno. Micari takes issue with Crocker’s saying in the same breath that he is a fifth-generation farmer in Tulare County.
“I have three acres of cherries next to my property that I take care of. Does that make me a farmer?” said Micari. “Growing up on a farm does not qualify someone as a farmer.
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