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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Peter Lawson Jones Would Like to be a (Casino) Regulator

Posted By on Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 4:49 PM

Peter Lawson Jones prepping for a role in a casino heist movie.
  • Peter Lawson Jones prepping for a role in a casino heist movie.

Peter Lawson Jones will soon be out of a job.

He won't be dawdling about on the golf course though, at least it doesn't appear that way.

Lawson Jones is one of dozens of people who have put their names into the hat to join the commission that will regulate and oversee Ohio's casinos.

Lawson Jones' track record of regulating and overseeing the taxpayers' money and the events in his own office lend credence to the idea he would be a perfect fit for the job. Plus, he's a thespian!

If you get tabbed and the Ohio Senate confirms you, $60,000 and a plus job watching people lose their asses at the tables will be yours.

The AP reports:

People are lining up to seek appointment to $60,000-a-year jobs regulating Ohio's new casino industry.

Gov. Ted Strickland must nominate seven people to a commission which will oversee casinos in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo.

More than 40 people have asked the governor for appointments, which require Ohio Senate confirmation. Strickland is expected to name his picks in the fall.

The applicants so far include lame duck Cuyahoga County Commissioner Peter Lawson Jones in Cleveland and a lobbyist for the Ohio Council of Churches.

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