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Republican Brothel Owner Who Employs 80 Prostitutes Wins Election as County Commissioner in Nevada
Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | 19 November 2012 | Daily Mail (U.K.)

Posted on 11/19/2012 3:07:25 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Brothel owner who employs 80 prostitutes wins election as county commissioner in Nevada... and he's a Republican

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.

'He's in rare company,' Rocha said. 'Of course, it's going to be rare because the business of selling sex for money is illegal in every jurisdiction in the United States except in rural Nevada.'

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 November 6.

He is a married father of four with nine grandchildren. All but one of his children, including one of his daughters, work in the family business.

His claims that his bordello, located along Interstate 80 some 10 miles east of Reno, has contributed more than $5 million to the county's budget over the past decade. It has 44 full-time employees, and 30 to 80 working girls, depending on the season.

To 99 percent of the voters, they view it as just a business,' Gilman told The Associated Press. 'It's a prosperous business that's helped the county.'

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: businessisgood; election2012; familyvalues; gop; lancegilman; libertarians; mustangranch; nv2012; oldestprofession; politics; prostitution
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Mustang Ranch- Reno, NV

"It has been said that politics is the second oldest profession. I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first." - Ronald Reagan

1 posted on 11/19/2012 3:07:31 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER
All but one of his children, including one of his daughters, work in the family business.

I really hope she's the bookkeeper.

2 posted on 11/19/2012 3:09:59 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: DogByte6RER

disgusting perverts... bet he didn’t have a family-values platform...

Maybe a Family Value Menu at his company??

Buy 1 Adult and get a kid for free??


3 posted on 11/19/2012 3:11:01 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SandyInSeattle

So according to the headline then he hired 80 Democrats?


4 posted on 11/19/2012 3:14:19 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: GeronL

Be glad the money his company makes is freely given, unlike so many who have made their careers in politics.


5 posted on 11/19/2012 3:15:15 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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To: KeyLargo

I didn’t say that.


6 posted on 11/19/2012 3:15:21 PM PST by SandyInSeattle (2 Corinthians 4:8)
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To: DogByte6RER

Let me guess , all his customers are Democrats


7 posted on 11/19/2012 3:15:55 PM PST by molson209
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To: wastedyears

No.

I wish them ill health and poverty.


8 posted on 11/19/2012 3:16:59 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: KeyLargo

LOL your quick....I remember a few years back the government (for some legal reason) took over a bordello in Nevada and it went broke....had to close down..Only the government can lose money operating a whore house...


9 posted on 11/19/2012 3:17:22 PM PST by goat granny
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To: DogByte6RER

Better him than that crook Reid. At least he is honest about where the money is coming from.


10 posted on 11/19/2012 3:18:20 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (Only fake Christians vote or are Democrats.)
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To: DogByte6RER

It’s a legal business in Nevada and he is a businessman.

I don’t have a problem with it.

If prostitution were legal in other places many crimes committed by prostitutes and their pimps would dissappear along with girls who are forced to work to supply their drug habits.

One thing is sure you are not going to stop sex.Why not have it’s workers pay income tax, and have health exams.

I know a lot of people disagree,but today there are a lot of worse things than prostitutes.Gay bars and Bath houses for instance.


11 posted on 11/19/2012 3:22:22 PM PST by Venturer
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... bet he didn’t have a family-values platform...

Of course not...he won. Imagine that...someone running a brothel wins election in town where brothels are legal. I know it can be hard sometimes to understand that some people really don't like big government telling them what to do.

12 posted on 11/19/2012 3:22:50 PM PST by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Orangedog

Yes, they can have a children’ discount.

I hope the place gets a Chinese nuke test.


13 posted on 11/19/2012 3:24:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER
depending on the season.

Sex has seasons? Learn something new every day.

14 posted on 11/19/2012 3:27:16 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Let me see, President Obama, Senator Harry Reid, Speaker John Boehner ... which one has more ‘prostitutes’ working than this businessman. Frankly, I think his business works with an operational budget unlike our government. Just saying ...


15 posted on 11/19/2012 3:28:35 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existence but it is the road to our ruin!)
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To: Venturer
I'm with you.

I don't approve of it morally, but legalizing it sure does improve the lives of the women and girls that work in it.

If you don't approve of it...don't go to a bordello. And in fact...preach to those who do. But don't turn a business idea over to criminals (ala prohibition)...nothing good ever comes from that.

16 posted on 11/19/2012 3:28:35 PM PST by RoosterRedux (Bill Clinton just signed Paula Broadwell to write his bio...and Jill Kelley as his social liaison.)
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To: Orangedog
Some people will support anything with an R after their name. I'd rather just stay home than vote for something like that.
17 posted on 11/19/2012 3:30:04 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

Libertarian?


18 posted on 11/19/2012 3:34:11 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: KeyLargo

Actually most of these ladies working in brothels are not Democrats - when they do profess to any political leaning, it is usually Libertarian.

Democrats give it away for free, if they think they can succeed in corrupting some official with blackmail later.

Consider David Petraeus and his connection to Paula Broadwell, whom I suspect IS a crypto-Democrat.


19 posted on 11/19/2012 3:36:08 PM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: GeronL

So tell me, which is better.

Running a brothel, and taking money that people freely spend after working hard for it, or running a country, and forcing people to give you money they worked hard for, with the threat of large fines and jail time?


20 posted on 11/19/2012 3:37:03 PM PST by wastedyears (I don't want to live on this planet anymore.)
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