Dennis Hof, a colourful brothel owner and former reality TV star who died last month nonetheless posthumously won a seat in the Nevada state legislature.
Despite being dead, Hof scored 69.02 per cent in Tuesday’s vote against Democratic candidate Lesia Romanov, at 30.98 per cent, to win the assembly seat representing rural southern Nye County, official records showed.
Hof, 72, was found dead at the Love Ranch, one of his legal brothels in Crystal, Nevada, on October 16 after celebrating his birthday with a party attended by porn star Ron Jeremy and other guests.
Hof, who starred in the HBO reality television show “Cathouse” about the prostitutes working at one of his establishments, was running as a Donald Trump-style Republican.
The author of “The Art of the Pimp,” his autobiography, Hof called himself the “Trump of Pahrump” after the Nevada city where he owned two other brothels.
A Republican will be tapped to serve in his place.