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Medenica nomination held for ‘further investigation’

Gov. Larry Hogan’s pick to run the state lottery commission will have to wait a bit longer for confirmation by the state Senate.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Director Gordon Medenica (File)

Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency Director Gordon Medenica (File)

The Senate Executive Nominations Committee voted unanimously Monday night to delay for at least a week a decision to recommend the confirmation of Gordon Medenica.

Sen. Joan Carter Conway, D-Baltimore City and chair of the Senate Education, Health and Environmental Affairs Committee, asked for the delay in order to check into Medenica’s answers regarding fines involving bidders of a statewide lottery contract.

Conway asked for the delay “until I complete further investigation.”

Medenica was tapped by Hogan in 2015 to head the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Control Agency. The Senate committee declined to make a recommendation on Medenica last year, forcing Hogan to reappoint him and resubmit his nominee to the confirmation process.

(This story will be updated.)

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