Tuesday Nov 20, 201211:04 AM GMT
Brothel owner elected to public office in US
Brothel owner Lance Gilman (shown) gets elected as the county commissioner in the US state of Nevada.
Brothel owner Lance Gilman (shown) gets elected as the county commissioner in the US state of Nevada.
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:1AM
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The kinds of things that are criminal enterprises elsewhere in the country are just average everyday businesses here.”

Dennis McBride, the director of the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas

The owner of a brothel in the US state of Nevada who promotes prostitution has been elected to public office as a county commissioner.


Lance Gilman became the first of his kind in the state’s 148-year history to win the elections, held on November 6, to public office in Nevada as Storey County's commissioner, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

“The kinds of things that are criminal enterprises elsewhere in the country are just average everyday businesses here,” said Dennis McBride, the director of the Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas, as quoted in the report. “It started in 1931 when Nevada legalized gambling and simplified the divorce laws.”

McBride added that 68-year-old Gilman joins a multitude of controversial individuals that have gotten or have attempted to get elected to public office in the US.

According to McBride, Oscar Goodman, a former lawyer for several well-known organized crime figures in the 1970s and '80s, served as the mayor of Las Vegas.

McBride also pointed to casino mogul and Zionist billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who donated millions of dollars to defeated Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and other conservative candidates on behalf of the Israeli regime. “He tried to buy a few offices in the last election,” he said.

The report describes Gilman as “a thriving businessman with dozens of employees,” who also owns several business parks, among other things.

“I worked very diligently at becoming elected,” said Gilman. “I walked the county and went to 1,500 homes.”

He won the November 6 election with 62% of the vote.

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