Warren Gubler (R) was born in the Exeter, CA hospital. He spent his early years in Woodlake, where his father taught in the Woodlake High School Agriculture Department. Soon, his family moved to Porterville, CA where his father headed the Porterville High School Ag Dept. Warren’s father was a proud veteran of WWII where he served in the European Theater, and his mother a war bride.
Growing up in Porterville, Warren worked various jobs, including as a paperboy for the Porterville Recorder, to pay his way through college. He earned his Eagle Scout rank at age 14. He graduated from Porterville High School in 1975, where he lettered in cross-country, basketball and track, played the trumpet for Buck Shaffer’s marching band and Fabulous Studio Band, and was Senior Class President.
Warren graduated from Brigham Young University, with a degree in Government, and attended law school there. During law school he married his sweetheart Alisa, and they have been married 36 years. All five of their children were born and raised in Visalia.
In 1983, Warren started as an associate with the Visalia law firm of Hurlbutt, Clevenger, Long & Vortmann, working his way up to senior partner. When that firm dissolved in 2001, Warren started the law firm now known as Gubler & Abbott LLP. His legal emphasis has been in commercial litigation, and he has been a frequent lecturer on the topic.
In November 2009, he was elected to the Visalia City Council and has served thereon since. He was Visalia’s vice-mayor from 2013 to 2016, and has been mayor of Visalia since 2016.