Valley man announces commission bid |

Valley man announces commission bid

by Aurora Sain

Longtime Ruhenstroth resident Larry Walsh is running for the District 3 county commissioner seat that will be vacated by Doug Johnson, who will reach his term limit.

Walsh, 72, has been a resident of the Carson Valley for 25 years, and involved in Planning Commission and several advisory boards and task forces. He said that his involvement in the community makes him an excellent candidate for this position.

“I would like to bring more representation to the people,” he said.

He has been working on his campaign for the last month and a half by recruiting people and establishing a website.

“I am excited to be part of getting Larry elected,” said Committee Chairwoman Virginia Starrett. “His background suits him perfectly to serve as county commissioner who will protect and preserve the vision for Douglas County that’s articulated in the Master Plan.”

The Master Plan refers to the 20-year plan Douglas County adopted in 1996. The plan is a vision with the purpose of providing long-term guidance on the development of cities, counties, and regions in Nevada. Walsh prides himself on being an “ardent master plan supporter.”

He earned a degree in accounting, and has experience in banking, financial management, tax compliance and commercial and residential real estate, according to his website, all qualities that he would bring to the Commissioner position.

“I would listen to all of their issues,” said Walsh. “As a planning commissioner I did the same thing.”

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