Minnesota Governor Appoints Dehn to Racing Commission


Raymond Dehn | MRC

Governor Tim Walz appointed Commissioner Raymond Dehn Mar. 1, according to the Minnesota Racing Commission Friday. Commissioner Dehn served four terms as a Minnesota state legislator, representing House District 59B in Minneapolis from 2013-2021. The Minnesota native graduated with honors from the architecture program of the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. In addition to the recent appointment of Commissioner Dehn, the Office of the Secretary of State released notice of vacancies for three Minnesota Racing Commission positions. The terms of three incumbents expire June 30, 2021. The Commission is comprised of nine members who serve staggered six-year terms. All members are appointed by the governor with the advice and consent of the state senate. The governor also designates the chair of the commission. The Commission regulates horse racing, pari-mutuel wagering and card playing at two licensed racetracks in the state to ensure their integrity and conduct in the public interest. For more information on the Secretary of State's Open Appointments process, visit www.commissionsandappointments.sos.state.mn.us.

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