by Sheila Gardner

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October 9, 2012
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Election 2012: Incumbent believes experience is a strength

Commissioner Doug Johnson knows why people run for office.

"When I first ran, I didn't like what I saw. I thought people were putting the cart before the horse, and I could change things from the inside," he said.

It's been eight years since Johnson, 49, was first elected in 2004 from District 3. His challenger is rancher Frank Godecke.

District 3 includes part of Gardnerville and southeast Douglas County, but the commissioner is elected at-large.

Both candidates are Republicans

Johnson is seeking a third term because he believes the county can capitalize on his years of experience, especially at …

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