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Ben Kieckhefer, a member of the Nevada Gaming Fee since final yr, is shifting state businesses to the governor’s workplace come January.

Former Nevada State Senator Ben Kieckhefer has been named chief of employees for Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo. Kieckhefer presently serves on the Nevada Gaming Fee, a place he’s held for under slightly greater than a yr. (Picture: Reno Gazette-Journal)

Nevada Gov.-elect Joe Lombardo (R) ousted Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) from workplace through the gubernatorial race held earlier this month. The sheriff of Clark County and the highest cop within the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division (LVMPD) beat the incumbent by about 15,400 votes.

Lombardo, greatest identified outdoors of Southern Nevada for being the face of regulation enforcement’s response to the lethal mass capturing that occurred on Oct. 1, 2017, assumes the governorship on Jan. 2, 2023. In anticipation of changing into Nevada’s thirty first governor, Lombardo is staffing up his workplace, and his right-hand man will probably be Kieckhefer.

Ben has devoted his life and profession to the service of Nevadans, and there’s no yet another certified or higher ready for this position,” Lombardo stated in a launch. “I do know that Ben’s distinctive management, unmatched integrity, and in depth legislative expertise will probably be an vital a part of our success in Carson Metropolis.”

Kieckhefer stated he was “humbled” by the appointment and is assured “that this administration will ship revolutionary options and historic victories for our nice state.”

Fee Exit

As a member of the five-person Nevada Gaming Fee, Kieckhefer performs a important position within the chief governing physique of the world’s richest gaming market. The fee oversees the Nevada Gaming Management Board (NGCB) and its many regulatory divisions.

Kieckhefer was appointed to the fee solely late final yr by Sisolak. Earlier than becoming a member of the state gaming company, he served within the Nevada State Senate for nearly 11 years.

In keeping with his Nevada Gaming Fee biography, Kieckhefer targeted a lot of his state Senate tenure on price range and tax coverage, in addition to financial growth, expertise, and tourism.

A Republican, Kieckhefer is initially from Illinois. He obtained his undergrad from DePaul College and masters from the College of Illinois Springfield.

Kieckhefer has labored as director of consumer relations for Reno-based regulation agency McDonald Carano. He moreover serves on the board of trustees at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village.

As soon as Kieckhefer turns into Lombardo’s chief of employees in early January, he’ll resign from the Nevada Gaming Fee. Lombardo will probably be tasked with naming his alternative.

In the meantime, Clark County and the LVMPD might want to title Lombardo’s successor.

‘Training Governor’

Lombardo has pledged to change into Nevada’s “Training Governor,” a notion that he’ll spend his days in workplace listening to Nevadans and studying what points matter most to the populace.

We should put aside our variations and are available collectively as Nevadans,” Lombardo declared after profitable the election. “Irrespective of who you might be, the place you’re from, or who you voted for, I’m able to hearken to you, be just right for you, and earn your belief.”

The “training governor” tag additionally applies to enhancing training within the Silver State. Lombardo says he’ll prioritize initiatives and packages that may higher educate Okay-12 college students.

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