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Gene McNary hired to head MO Gaming Comission

Former County Executive Gene McNary (UPI file photo/Bill Greenblatt)


Jefferson City, MO – Gene McNary has been hired as the new executive director of the Missouri Gaming Commission.

McNary is a former ST. Louis County Executive, a former federal immigration administrator, and a commentator for KWMU.

He served in the 1980s as County Executive before leaving the job when President Bush appointed him to the commissioner's job at INS. He made another run for County Executive two years ago, but lost to incumbent Charlie Dooley.

McNary willll start his new job overseeing gaming in the state on Monday. The commission hired with a 4-0 vote in a closed meeting Thurdsay.

Gaming Commission chairman Noel Shull says McNary's decades in public service will serve him well at the agency.


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