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Manderino heads to Gaming Control Board

| Monday, July 17, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Sidney Davis | Trib Total Media
Kathy Manderino speaks to others attending a meeting in Glassport council chambers regarding programs to get students to their own businesses on Wednesday, Sep. 16, 2015.

Mon Valley native Kathy Manderino will leave her post as state Secretary of Labor and Industry Aug. 1 to assume an appointment to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Manderino, a lawyer and former state lawmaker, is the daughter of late Speaker of the State House Jim Manderino. The Monessen Democrat, who served more than two decades in the state House, died in 1989.

Gov. Tom Wolf, who appointed Kathy Manderino to her post in the Department of Labor and Industry in 2015, announced her new appointment Friday.

“Throughout her career, from her service in the state legislature to working in the private sector or leading the Department of Labor and Industry, Kathy has always served with distinction for the people of Pennsylvania,” Wolf said.

The seven-member Gaming Control Board oversees casino gambling licensing and regulatory issues in Pennsylvania.

Manderino, 58, represented portions of Philadelphia and Montgomery counties in the General Assembly for 18 years. She previously served as campaign manager of the Campaign for Fair Education Funding in Pennsylvania and as senior vice president of Intercommunity Action Inc.

Debra Erdley is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 412-320-7996, or via Twitter @deberdley_trib.

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