by Sheila Gardner

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October 11, 2012
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Election 2012: Challenger says county needs to build voters' trust

Commission candidate Barry Penzel can pinpoint the moment he decided to run for office.

"I was sitting in my living room contemplating increases in the garbage fee, utility fee, water rates, and I thought there's got to be a better way to run a railroad, and I got involved," said the 67-year-old Saratoga Springs resident.

This is Penzel's first attempt at an elective office. He has been a Douglas County resident since 1992.

He is a retired colonel, U.S. Army, with 25 years as a ranger, aviator and combat leader. He recently retired from operating a business in the geothermal …

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