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December 18, 2018

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Utility company GM selected for Assembly seat won by deceased brothel owner

Clark, Lincoln and Nye county commissioners today finalized their choice of Republican Gregory Hafen II to join the Assembly and replace late brothel owner Dennis Hof, who died before last month's election but still won the District 36 seat.

Most of the Assembly district is in Nye County, which carried the greatest weight in today’s vote per state law. The appointee had to be the same party affiliation as Hof, a Republican.

“I am deeply honored to receive the appointment to the Assembly District 36 seat from Nye, Clark and Lincoln County,” Hafen said in a statement. “I am thankful for the votes of all three county commissions and all of the support I have received from the community, friends and family. I look forward to the challenges ahead and plan to work hard on behalf of the constituents of District 36 and Nevada.”

Hafen is the general manager of the Pahrump Utility Company Inc. His grandfather M. Kent “Tim” Hafen had held the same Assembly seat after being elected in 1966, according to the Nevada GOP.

The Legislature is will convene in February with a Democratic majority in both chambers.