Mayoral Candidate Admits To Past As A Prostitute

She made it from the bottom. Now she’s here, running for mayor in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Linda Fondren recently disclosed in an interview that she worked in a brothel.

“I was a working girl in a legal brothel over 30 years ago. It’s true, my husband was my client. My husband and I have been married for 28 years,” Fondren said.

In a recent interview with MSNews Now, the mayoral candidate explained her past and how it helps her in her candidacy:

Previous reports linked Fondren and her husband Jim Fondren to the Nevada brothel Sagebrush Ranch. Fondren confirms they did own the ranch until it sold in 1992. She admits she never expected her past as a prostitute to stay a secret forever, but she left it out of previous discussions to keep from embarrassing her family.

“I knew it would surface because it was around. I just didn’t think it would surface and I would be sitting here doing an interview with you today,” Fondren said.

She said she isn’t proud of what she did, but she doesn’t have regrets.

“My story is exactly why I’m running for mayor because I want to give other people better choices than what I had,” Fondren said. “I want people to understand you can turn your life around. I turned my life around and so it definitely can happen for others as well.”

Fondren’s admission came the same day the famous owner of a Nevada brothel came forward to say he knew the Fondrens from the brothel business. Dennis Hof, the owner of the Bunny Ranch, which is located next to Sagebrush Ranch, said he’s endorsing Fondren for mayor and he’s proud of her accomplishments.

“What she did here was legal, safe, and well regulated. Nevada sets a progressive social example for the rest of the country by legalizing prostitution, and as the poorest state in the nation, Mississippi would be well advised to follow Nevada’s lead and stimulate their economy in the process,” Hof said.



MSNewsNow.com – Jackson, MS



Do you think her past should be an issue as a mayoral candidate?

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  • More interested in her ideas on changing things in that town

  • talaktochoba

    with all the NRA, Wall Street, Big Oil and Big Bank whores currently sitting in Congress, who better to elect to watch over our interests than someone who knows how they operate?

    she gets my vote ANYTIME she wants it, for ANY office she wants to run for;

  • Marisa

    Considering the politicians who are at this minute paying for prostitutes this lady past shouldn’t even register a blip on the screen. Also there was the busted on tape smoking crack mayor that got re-elected in DC mayor Marion “The b%tch set me up” Berry. Then we could also argue that the very nature of politics is a form of prostitution.

  • g

    I’m curious about when she first started having sex with the man who would become her husband. She doesn’t say how old she was when she turned to prostitution, only that she was pregnant at 14 and needed money. If he was having sex with her at that age he should be in prison.

    • she got pregnant at 14, but didn’t become a prostitute until she was around 24. She met him as one of her clients in her mid to late 20s and married him when she was around 29. He was also her co-pimp for their own brothel near the one from HBOs documentary “Cathouse.”


    • talaktochoba

      oh, you mean like Ollie North, Condoliza Jane Rice, Dick Cheney, G. Gordon Liddy?

      sorry, but if she were in Nevada or Texas or even California, no prosecutor would waste their time bringing such an unwinnable case to trial;

      think Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, Elvis Presley and the Kennedys, starting with poppa Joe and his Hollywood starlet fever;

  • As a former prostitute, she already has the skills and motivation needed to be succesful in politics. Making every client think you love them for them and be open to the possibility of doing or saying anything if the price is right. Don’t know why it took her that long to transition from her past career to her current one, she may be a little rusty.

    • Wong Chia Chi

      lmao! This comment is truth! At least she’s honest.

      That reminds me of that old Neptunes song “Lapdance” : “These politicians sound like strippers to me. THey keep saying(but I don’t wanna hear it.): Ooh baby you want me?”