Scientologist (and Tea Partier) Brent Jones is elected to Nevada's legislature - 2014-11-07
Our old friend Nathan Baca sent us a hot tip last night: He pointed out that Brent Jones had defeated incumbent Democrat James Healey in Nevada's 35th Assembly district in Tuesday's election, and no one had really noticed that it meant a Scientologist had managed to get himself elected to public office.
There's precedence for Scientologists to get elected. Sonny Bono, who served as a US Representative from 1994 until his death in a skiing accident in 1998, took Scientology courses, though he was careful to put "Roman Catholic" on official documents.
Brent Jones was also cautious. He makes no mention of Scientology in his official campaign bio. But there's no hiding his extensive involvement with the organization.