Transgender Candidate Wins GOP Primary for Nevada State Assembly Seat

Lauren Scott, a transgender woman and veteran of the Persian Gulf War, has won the Republican primary election for Nevada Assembly District 30 and will represent her party on the ballot this November.

The Washington Blade reports:

Lauren scottThe district, which includes parts of Reno, is heavily Democratic, but Scott pledged to fight to win the general election.

“I have always been a moderate and I am willing to work with Democrats and Republicans to find solutions to the problems facing Nevada today,” Scott said in a statement.

Although her opponent was endorsed by the Nevada Republican Assembly, Scott was endorsed by Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval. She hasn’t been endorsed by the Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund. In the general election, Scott will face off against Democratic incumbent State Assembly member Michael Sprinkle.

If elected, Scott could become the first openly transgender person to serve in a state legislature. Who knew such a distinction would ever go to a Republican?


  1. Dave says

    Pretty sad when you use that much photo editing and you still look gross.

    Trans activists are fundamentally reactionary. It is no surprise at all that they start running as Republicans. If they thought it would be to their advantage, they would drop “LGBT” in a second and join the Religious Right. They care only for themselves and hold LGBs in contempt. LGBT is just a way to get what they want.

  2. Thedrdonna says

    @Dave: she’s the executive director of Equality Nevada. She’s socially liberal. There are plenty of homocons out there, but I don’t hear you saying gay people should join the religious right.

  3. disgusted american says

    whyyyyyyy? If case you haven’t heard…the GOP HATES YOU!!!!!!! Thye will say and do anything to make sure that YOU have NO RIGHTS!!!! Helloooooo, McFly!!!!!!

  4. Donks says

    That awkward moment between wanting a transgendered person in office and not wanting a republican in office.

    Unless this is one of those infiltrate and takeover things.

    I really hope the incumbent Dem doesn’t go for the low hanging fruit of attacking her for her identity. I hate Dems who give Repubs legitimacy when they point out our crappy people too.

  5. Thedrdonna says

    @Donks: I couldn’t agree more. It’s like, I want more LGBT folks in elected roles, and I’d love to see more in the Republican Party working to making them a lot more moderate, but I really had issues supporting someone who is representative of a party that has spent decades capitalizing on demonizing me, my friends, and my family.

  6. Ernie says

    I’d be upset about this, but based on past experience with transgender office holders, she won’t last long. Many trannies have criminal histories and when those histories come out, the political career ends. The very first tranny elected to a state legislature in 2012 was forced out of office within weeks of the election when her criminal background came to light. In keeping with trans morality, she lied to the voters during the campaign. In transworld, it is always justified to lie to get what you want, whether that is public office or sex with an unsuspecting partner.

    When it was all exposed, she said she was SHOCKED that anyone would care about a history of financial fraud. Of course, being a shameless trans activist, she initially refused to resign. But the NH Dem caucus forced her to go, thus ending yet another illustrious moment in tranny history.

  7. Moz's says

    @ pet

    no, she is a man who cosmetically looks like a woman but can never biologically be a woman till we can alter genes

    XX & XY are what they are no matter how many hormones or cosmetic surgery you have

  8. bernard says

    Why not? Like it or not, Republicans are businesses’ favored party, and they are the only key to unlocking the enormous amount of capital that businesses have been saving for the past four years, and finally dropping the unemployment rate.

  9. Randy says

    “Who knew such a distinction would ever go to a Republican?”

    It usually happens this way. When the party traditionally in favor of freedom and equality runs a candidate or advances a bill that exemplifies that, they get called radical. It tends to be the drag-your-feet party that makes many of the firsts, because when they do it, it doesn’t scare the bigots in the electorate.

  10. Carmelita says

    Affluent white privilege at its finest! This should have an impoverished trans lesbian woman of color! She is as bad as our cishet oppressors!

  11. hello says

    Strange how we need Homocons to solidify LGBT rights but they are really just distasteful people. Trashing what everyone from Emma Goldman to the 1980s AFL-CIO statements in favor of LGBT rights against their own more conservative membership only to have progress made so that rich LGBTs can oppress the working class just like any other wealthy capitalist. Outside of very few Libertarians not including people like Rand or Ron Paul or the Koch brothers where are have the wealthy far right wingers been for something like the past 100 years? Not where the far left has been that is for sure. Oh well…

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