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Nelson owns home in Ranchos

Nearly seven months after moving into a condominium along Riverview Drive in District 1, commission candidate Dave Nelson announced he now owns property in the district.

He’d said earlier that Escrow on the property would close on June 1.

Nelson is challenging County Commissioner Greg Lynn, who is seeking a third term.

It is a rematch of the 2008 primary election where Lynn defeated Nelson by 356 votes.

The difference this year is that a change in the law will result in the election being decided in the June 14 primary, despite there only being two candidates.

Nelson and District 3 candidate Larry Walsh have been endorsed by the Douglas County Republican Central Committee. Both men are members of the committee.

Nelson’s residence has been a campaign issue, since it appeared he moved into the district shortly after Walsh announced he was seeking the District 3 seat being vacated by Douglas County Commission Chairman Doug Johnson.