Brothel owner who employs 80 prostitute wins election as county commissioner in Nevada... and he's a Republican
By Associated Press Reporter
Businessman: Lance Gilman, 68, says most voters didn't think twice about his ownership of the Mustang Ranch
Lance Gilman is a thriving businessman with dozens of employees. That those workers include a good many prostitutes didn't faze the people of a rural Nevada county who recently elected him as a Storey County commissioner by a wide margin.
The Mustang Ranch brothel owner is the first such owner to win election to public office in Nevada since prostitution was legalized here in 1971, Nevada historian Guy Rocha said. And he's believed to be the first to do so in the state's 148-year history.