Rancher Frank Godecke is seeking election to the Douglas County Commission because he wants more representation for the agriculture community.
"I looked at the situation and it's probably been 25 years since somebody like (former commissioner) Herb Witt was on the board," said Godecke, 52, a third-generation native Nevadan.
He acknowledged the contributions of Commissioner Jacques Etchegoyhen who served the board 1995-2005 while managing the Mack Land and Cattle Co.
"But it's been years since anybody associated with ag at all has been on the board," he said.
Godecke's father, Roy, served as commissioner in the early 1970s.
Godecke is …