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Former Gaming Control chairman appointed to state Senate


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In this file photo, then-Gaming Control Board Chairman Mark Lipparelli talks to the media after testifying before the Nevada Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday, February 8, 2011, in Carson City. Lipparelli was appointed Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, to fill a vacant state Senate seat.

Updated Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 | 10:53 a.m.

The Clark County Commission voted unanimously today to appoint former Nevada Gaming Control Board Chairman Mark Lipparelli to the vacant state Senate seat representing the western part of Las Vegas.

Mark Hutchison resigned the seat Monday after being elected in November to serve as lieutenant governor. As a result, the County Commission was required to pick another Republican for his replacement in Senate District 6.

The commission chose Lipparelli from a pool of 11 applicants after a brief discussion.

Lipparelli was appointed to the Gaming Control Board in 2009 and served as chairman from January 2011 to September 2012. He previously held several executive positions in the gaming industry, most recently at Bally Technologies.

Lipparelli will serve out the remainder of Hutchison’s term and will be eligible to run for the seat again in 2016.

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