Missouri Gaming Commission
11:22 am
Tue May 29, 2012

Chairman of Mo. Gaming Commission Mathewson to step down

The chairman of the Missouri Gaming Commission, Jim Mathewson, will announce he's stepping down tomorrow, according to commission spokeswoman LeAnn McCarthy.

Mathewson, of Sedalia, Mo., has been on the Gaming Commission since 2009 and was chairman for most of his tenure there. Previously, he served as a Missouri state representative and then state senator. He served as the Senate's President Pro Tem for eight years.

Mathewson presided over the effort to allow people to remove themselves from the List of Disassociated Persons. The state's 13th casino license was also given out under his leadership.

Matthewson's term had expired on April 29, 2012, but McCarthy said she did not know if that was related to his decision to resign.

Gov. Nixon is responsible for naming Mathewson's replacement, which will require Senate confirmation. When contacted by St. Louis Public Radio, Nixon would not comment on possible nominees.