Waldo Walker wins Washoe Tribal election

Waldo W. Walker is the preliminary winner in the race for Washoe Tribal Chairman, defeating longterm leader A. Brian Wallace 156-115 in Saturday's election.

Walker was the leader among 10 candidates for the chairmanship. Third place was taken by Alfred C. Granados who receved 55 votes.

Walker was born Sept. 27, 1969, in Schurz and grew up in Woodfords on Diamond Valley Road. He graduated from Douglas High School and then joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1988, according to his Web site.

Walker served in the first Desert Storm and completed his enlistment in 1992.

He worked for the Washoe Housing Authority and volunteered with the Dresslerville Headstart Program. He took work in Idaho and attended Boise State University. After about five years, he returned to Gardnerville and worked for Bently Nevada.

He received an associates of applied science degree from Western Nevada Community College in 2002.

He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in business administration at the University of Nevada, Reno, and plans to graduate this fall.

He lives in Dresslerville with his wife, Melody and two daughters, Rachel and Rebecca. Both daughters attend Douglas High School.


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