Nevada utility manager gets seat won by dead brothel owner

FILE - In this April 7, 2005, file photo, Moonlite Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hoff smokes a cigar at his brothel's entrance in Mound House, Nev. Hof, a legal pimp who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has died, Nevada authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Brad Horn

TONOPAH, Nev. — The general manager of a local utility company has been appointed to fill a district seat on the Nevada State Assembly that was won posthumously by a well-known brothel owner the month after he died.

The district spans Nye, Lincoln and Clark counties. Nye County spokesman Arnold Knightly says the county commissions for all three held a joint meeting Friday and chose Gregory Hafen II of Pahrump Utility Co. Inc. to fill the vacancy for District 36.

Hafen will fill the seat won posthumously last month by pimp and reality TV star Dennis Hof. Although Hof died in October, his attention-winning fame led to his Nov. 6 win in a heavily Republican state legislative district.

The district spans all three counties, but most of the precincts fall in Nye.