Mr. Pedersen has served on the Cleveland County Water Board of Commissioners from 2005-2019 and was reelected in 2021.
Mr. Pedersen was born and raised in South Dakota where he graduated from Winner High School located in Winner, South Dakota in 1962. Mr. Pedersen also obtained an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska Omaha in 1977. He served his country honorably in the United States Navy for over 23 years and also retired from the United States Postal Service as a Postmaster in 2004 after 30 plus years. He is a member of Polkville Baptist Church where he served as the RA Basketball Coach for over 9 years. He has particularly enjoyed serving on five International mission trips with Polkville Baptist.
Mr. Pedersen has been married to his wife Ethel since 1995 and together they have four grown children, ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In their spare time they enjoy international travel and spending time with their grandchildren.