by Owen RENO, Nev. Lance Gilman is a thriving businessman with dozens of employees. That those workers include a good many prostitutes did not 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 hes believed to be the first to do so in the states 148-year history [...] 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. His claims that his bordello, located along Interstate 80 some 10 miles east of Reno, has contributed more than $5 million to the countys 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. Its a prosperous business thats helped the county. read more Boots and Sabers - The blogging will continue until morale improves... I wonder if he had some of his girls working for his campaign?