Re-Elect DAVE NELSON

Re-Elect Dave Nelson Commissioner 

District One

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

                                       Thomas Jefferson

"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.

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. 

In 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 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
a real estate sales agent.

3 years ago I ran for County Commissioner from District one and I won. I have worked hard to listen to the citizens of Douglas County, returned calls, and helped many people with problems they have had with their local County Government. I have found that this job suits me, I like serving the public. For that reason, I am running for one more term. I am a
small-government
Republican and want to keep our local government as small as possible. I am a hawk when it comes to the budget. I believe in 3 months of reserves in all operating funds.

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.


  • Life Member National Rifle Association
  • One of the founders of Good Governance Group of Douglas County
  • A Member of Kiwanis Club of Carson Valley and a past President
  • Past Chairperson of Project Santa Claus
  • Began and Chaired The Eagle and Ag Concert for charity
  • Member of Northern Nevada Multiple Listing Service
  • Member National Association of REALTORS

My Values 

Douglas County commissioner

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

John F. Kennedy

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

Law and order Candidate