TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Robert Krehbiel is stepping down as the
state's chief gaming officer before the end of the year.
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius' office said Wednesday that her chief
counsel, Sally Howard, will assume the duties until the governor
can appoint a replacement. His final day hasn't been determined.
Sebelius appointed him in July as the state's first chief gaming
officer to help oversee the development of state-owned resort
casinos and slot machines at racetracks.
The 62-year-old Krehbiel served 12 years in the Kansas House
before deciding not to seek re-election in 2000. He worked as a
lobbyist for independent oil and gas producers before Sebelius
appointed him to the Kansas Corporation Commission in 2003.
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