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John L. Crabtree



Board President
Trustee Area 4
Elected: 11/2013, 11/2018 
Term Ends: 12/09/2022

Mr. Crabtree has been married to his wife Annie for 49 years.  He has been a resident of Visalia for more than 39 years--moving from Southern California and finding Visalia a better place to raise his two daughters, Tricia and Kathy. Both daughters graduated from Visalia schools. Kathy has blessed Mr. and Mrs. Crabtree with two wonderful grandchildren, Olivia and Mason.


Mr. Crabtree is a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in a combat engineer company in Vietnam in 1968. After leaving the service, he married Annie, and after their first daughter was born, Mr. Crabtree returned to school and earned an AA Degree in Marketing Management. Within a month, he was hired by Unified Grocers of California where he worked for 42 years as a service representative, dealing with all aspects of the grocery industry, from servicing stores to store development throughout California.


He is a past president of the Grocers and Manufacturers Representatives in the San Joaquin Valley. He is an active member of the Visalia Masonic Lodge where he served as the Master of the Lodge  in 2008 and 2014.


Mr. Crabtree is honored to serve on the School Board for all of Visalia, and thanks those in Trustee Area 4 for giving him the opportunity.