Pete's Story

Growing up in a military family, Pete traveled a great deal and lived in France, Germany, Seattle, Alabama, and Milton in Northwest Florida.

During his teen-age years Pete’s father died unexpectedly and his mother moved the family to Orange County. Pete graduated from Boone High School and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degree.

Pete volunteered for the Florida Air National Guard and went on to a professional career as a high-ranking director for Orange County government.

A visionary leader, Pete is well known for recognizing challenges in our community and striving to develop solutions.  Through networking and collaborating with both the private and public sectors, he created numerous programs that touch lives and benefit residents and visitors.

Pete and his wife Cathie live in the Conway community and attend and volunteer at Discovery Church.

They are parents of two adult sons.

In his spare time, Pete enjoys golf, riding his bike and playing in a classic rock band.

Pete Clarke for Orange County Mayor