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August 1, 2015

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Damon Political Report

Reid’s son fought against brothels in Storey County 10 years ago

All in the family?

U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is expected today to use the example of a business that did not relocate to Storey County in Northern Nevada because of its legalized prostitution to argue the industry stands in the way of economic development in the state.

It’s not the first time a Reid has gone to bat against brothels in Storey County.

Reid’s son Leif Reid, a Reno lawyer, led the fight in 2002 against allowing businessman Lance Gilman to open a brothel near his industrial complex in Storey County.

Leif Reid represented a group of businesses that didn’t want the Wild Horse Canyon Ranch in the vicinity.

Gilman also operates an industrial park in Storey County.

The legal fight against Gilman’s brothel was ultimately unsuccessful. But the fight was a bitter one.

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