With the late Dennis Hof winning his state assembly seat, the three counties where the district is located will work to find his replacement.

The 72-year-old was found dead Oct. 16 after a weekend of parties celebrating his 72nd birthday. Officials are still determining his cause of death, but they don't suspect foul play.

Despite his death, Hof's name remained on the ballot  And after winning the seat earlier this week, Lincoln, Clark and Nye counties will have to pick a Republican to fill the vacancy.

"The candidate has to be a resident of the district and then they have to be from the same political party Mr. Hof was, so in this case that means the candidate has to be a Republican," says Chris Combs, Nevada Legislative Counsel Bureau: 

Applications to fill his seat will be open for the next two weeks. Then, they will be able to make a pitch at the next Nye County Commissioner's meeting. 

A decision is expected on December 3rd, with a final vote by Lincoln, Clark and Nye chairs on December 7th.

Hof defeated Democratic educator Lesia Romanov to win Nevada's 36th Assembly District race.

Hof owned a handful of brothels in Nevada, the only state that allows them to legally operate.

Hof starred in the HBO adult reality series "Cathouse" and wrote a book titled "The Art of the Pimp," akin to Trump's book "The Art of the Deal."

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)