Lance Gilman, owner of the Mustang Ranch, won as Storey County commissioner by a wide margin.
Some two dozen brothels legally operate in 10 of Nevada’s 17 counties. Prostitution is illegal in the counties that include Las Vegas and Reno, the state’s population centers.
Gilman, 68, a self-described “dye-in-the-wool Republican who loves American values,” said he encountered few objections to his Mustang Ranch ownership during his campaign in the county of 4,000. He won with 62 percent of the vote on Nov. 6.