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February 20, 2014
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Bonner won’t seek second term

One term on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners will be sufficient, Minden resident Lee Bonner said Thursday.

Bonner, who narrowly defeated Dave Brady in 2010, issued a statement saying he would not seek re-election to the position.

Bonner, 54, served as commission chairman during an auspicious year for the county that saw ground broken for the Douglas County Community & Senior Center.

Before his election, Bonner worked for General Electric for nine years, most recently in global communications and public affairs. He relocated to Carson Valley from Atlanta in 2005.

Not long after he took office, he quit General Electric, saying he wanted to devote more time to being a commissioner.

A graduate of a divinity college, Bonner introduced the idea of having an invocation at the beginning of county commissioners meetings.

When he was named commission chairman in January 2012, he promoted government accessibility.

He wrote several columns for The Record-Courier during his tenure on the county commission, addressing water consolidation, and his tenure as chairman.

He also accepted a temporary position as director of communications with the Northern Nevada Development Authority in 2012. He was hired on a three-month contract and stayed with the authority until last month.

Filing for all nonjudicial Douglas County offices starts March 3. District 4 County Commissioner Nancy McDermid has announced she will seek a third term.


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