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Gov. Nixon appoints four members to the Missouri Gaming Commission
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed four new members to the Missouri Gaming Commission. The Gaming Commission enforces the statutes and regulations relating to charitable bingo and riverboat gambling. The appointments will be subject to confirmation by the Missouri Senate. The Governor has appointed:
Larry D. Hale (D), of Glencoe. Hale has operated his own legal practice, The Hale Law Firm, in St. Louis since 1995. He was an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri from 1979 to 1986. From 1999 to 2000, he was assistant special counsel for the Waco Investigation, under the direction of former Sen. John Danforth. Hale obtained his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending April 29, 2016.
Brian Jamison (R), of Columbia. Jamison served as an appointed member of the Missouri Board of Probation and Parole from 2008 to 2013. Previously, he was deputy director of the Missouri Department of Public Safety for three years, and a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper for 14 years. The Governor has appointed Jamison for a term ending April 29, 2016.
Thomas W. Neer (R), of Defiance. Neer most recently served as the Sheriff of St. Charles County from 2005 to 2014. A native of St. Charles, he joined the sheriff’s department as a deputy in 1974, working his way through the ranks as a sergeant, lieutenant and captain before being elected sheriff. Neer’s experience includes professional law enforcement training on the local, state and federal level. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending April 29, 2017.
Leland M. Shurin (D), of Kansas City. Shurin is managing partner at the Kansas City law firm of Shaffer Lombardo Shurin. He has received numerous professional honors for his legal work, and has been appointed by both state and federal courts as a special master to resolve litigation. Shurin obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and his law degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending April 29, 2017.
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