Process underway to pick replacement for deceased Dennis Hof

Process underway to pick replacement for deceased Dennis Hof

Hof died last month, soon after celebrating his 72nd birthday by having sex with one of his prostitute employees.

Hof gained his claim-to-fame by owning several brothels in Nevada, the only state where prostitution is legal.

"Under state law, the value of the votes from each county commission will be weighted to match the population distribution of each county within the assembly district as of the last USA census", Clark County said.

He then won the 36th District by a landslide in the safe Republican seat, defeating Democratic candidate Lesia Romanov with 68.3 per cent of the vote.

"He died quietly in his sleep", Hof's campaign manager Chuck Muth said at one of the brothels he operated in Crystal, Nevada.

Oddly enough, Hof's own campaign manager believed that his death actually worked to his advantage in the race, since he ran on the GOP ticket and many Republicans would otherwise feel uncomfortable supporting a living brothel owner.

However three weeks after his death and two days after his burial, the self-styled "Trump of Pahrump" won the race for District 36 of the Nevada Assembly. He continued the festivities at his brothel with reality television personality Flavor Flav and porn-film actor Ron Jeremy, who found Hof dead the next morning.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Hof had been running as a pro-Donald Trump Republican candidate.

On his campaign website, Hof had stated: "If you want higher taxes and the cradle-to-grave big government socialism, vote for my opponent".

Hof was found dead at his Love Ranch brothel about an hour outside Las Vegas.

He ran for office in 2016 as a Libertarian but lost. He said this was the best year ever.

Brothels operate legally in seven rural Nevada counties.

"This really is the Trump movement", Hof said.

It was too late to remove his name from the ballot paper, where Hof stood for the Nevada State Assembly - and voters selected him, despite widespread coverage of his death.