Transgender and Republican: Lauren Scott Could Make History in November
Lauren Scott isn’t running a typical Republican campaign.
She is a transgender, renewable energy consultant running for Assembly District 30 in Washoe County, Nevada.
Her day job, sexual expression and the fact that she once worked on John Kerry’s presidential campaign don’t fit the traditional mold of the Republican orthodoxy. But that didn’t stop Gov. Brian Sandoval from endorsing her.
If Scott, 50, wins the general election against incumbent Democrat Michael Sprinkle, she will be the first openly transgender politician to hold office in the Legislature