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Jim Mathewson

(Mo. Senate website)

The Missouri Gaming Commission is looking for a new chairman.

Jim Mathewson (D) announced today he’s stepping down, one month after his three-year term officially expired.  He was appointed chairman by Governor Jay Nixon (D) in 2009, but chose not to serve a second term in order to spend more time with his family.  During his tenure, Mathewson oversaw the bidding process for the state’s 13th casino license, which eventually went to developers in Cape Girardeau.

(Mo. Senate website)

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.