(Amy Alonzo | Mason Valley News) – Former Lyon County Sheriff Al McNeil was kept “behind the scenes” while helping with the creation of a 2018 referendum drafted by the anti-prostitution group No Little Girl, according to emails obtained by the Mason Valley News through a public records request to the Lyon County Sheriff’s Office. . . .
In an April 2018 email, a woman working on the referendum question asked Reno-based attorney Jason Guinasso, attorney for No Little Girl, “Is the Sheriff okay with the public knowing he’s on board?”
Guinasso replied, “Ask the Sheriff directly. We may need to keep him behind the scenes.” . . .
McNeil was also involved in gathering signatures to support the referendum, according to emails from Guinasso. He spoke to pastors at Vineyard Church in Yerington, Journey Church in Fernley and Calvary Chapel in Dayton about helping with “kick-off efforts” and confirmed dates and times for meetings with those churches. . . .
However, as the 2018 election approached with visible lack of support for shutting the brothels, McNeil continued to attempt to drum up support for the anti-brothel movement.