Governor Granholm Announces Appointments, Reappointments to Michigan Gaming Control Board

Governor Granholm Announces Appointments, Reappointments to Michigan Gaming Control Board

2/13/2008
On January 30, 2008 Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced the following recent appointment and reappointments to the Michigan Gaming Control Board. Michael J. Watza of Northville, partner of Kitch, Druthas, Wagner, Valitutti and Sherwood, is appointed for a term expiring December 31, 2010. He succeeds the Honorable Michael L. Stacey whose term has expired. The Honorable Benjamin Friedman of Huntington Woods, partner of Friedman & Lichterman, P.C. law firm and previous 45B District Court judge, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2011. Barbara Rom of Bloomfield Hills, partner of Pepper Hamilton, LLP law firm in Detroit, is reappointed for a term expiring December 31, 2011. The board is responsible for overseeing the licensing and control of casino gaming operations, manufacturers of gaming devices, and gaming employees. These appointments are subject to Section 6 of Article V of the Michigan State Constitution of 1963. They stand confirmed unless disapproved by the Michigan Senate within 60 days.
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