"Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom."

                                       Thomas Jefferson

"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer."

John F. Kennedy

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"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I was raised in a working middle-class family.  During my college career, I worked full-time at night and earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly, Pomona.  I also completed computer programming classes at UCLA. 

My Senior year I interned with a real estate broker and subsequently became a real estate agent and later an appraiser, loan underwriter and then regional loan underwriter for Orange and Riverside Counties. During this experience, as an appraiser and Regional Loan Underwriter  I developed a unique expertise in the housing market which also included knowledge of roads, flood control and other aspects of community infrastructure.


I later was hired as National Director for claims for TICOR Mortgage Insurance Company.  During this time, I developed a computer system for tracking claims. I then worked at Del Monte Corporation where I developed a budgeting system.  And at Syntex Labs I developed a budget and forecasting system.These positions utilized my ability of analysis and disciplined approach to developing solutions. 
I ended this career as a Project manager and started my own consulting company working for many Fortune 100 companies in the San Francisco Bay area. I was instrumental in solving many system problems and interfacing between end users and the IT departments.  Some of these companies were Pac Bell, Clorox Corporation and Intel.

In 2002 my wife, Jeanne, and I vacationed in a family member's condo at Kirkwood.  While exploring the area we fell in love with Carson Valley and moved here in 2003. I earned a Nevada Real Estate License and currently work as an real estate sales agent.

Eight + years ago I ran for commissioner and lost by a little over 300 votes to the last District 1 Commissioner.
In 2016 I ran again because I was unhappy with my representative on the BOCC. This time I won by over 500 votes.


We do not need higher taxes in Douglas County. Taxes have been rising steadily since the Real Estate Market has made a turn around in 2010. What we do need is to make a distinction between wants and needs, concentrate on the needs of the County and actually use priority-based budgeting to get the spending down. In the past eight years total property taxes collected by Douglas County have risen 35%. How does this compare to how much your income has increased?

I have always been a supporter of the Second Amendment (and I am a life member of the NRA), a Constitutional Conservative, an enemy of excess taxation, and an ardent believer in fiscal responsibility.

The People's Choice, the People's Voice is Dave Nelson.


Things I am currently involved in.


  • One of the founders of Good Governance Group of Douglas County
  • Current Precinct Chairman of Douglas County Republican Central Committee
  • A Member of Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley and a past President
  • Past Chairperson of Project Santa Claus and current IT department
  • Began and Chaired The Eagle and Ag Concert for charity
  • Member of Northern Nevada Multiple Listing Service
  • Member National Association of REALTORSĀ®
  • Member National Rifle Association

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Dave Nelson Commissioner Douglas County Nevada District One

My Values 

DAVE NELSON

Re-Elect Dave Douglas County commissioner

  • Family comes first
  • Integrity matters
  • Justice must prevail
  • Service above self
  • Honesty is a given
  • Humility is a gift
  • Constitutional Conservative