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