Local member of gaming control board steps down - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Local member of gaming control board steps down

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Robert G. Jones. (Source: Louisiana Gaming Control Board) Robert G. Jones. (Source: Louisiana Gaming Control Board)
LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Lake Charles' Bob Jones has resigned from the Louisiana Gaming Control Board.

The 74-year-old Jones said he made the move a couple of weeks ago because a family member has married someone in the gaming industry.

Jones, a MBA/CPA, represented the 3rd Congressional District. By law, there must be at least one MBA/CPA on the board. 

Board service is by appointment by the governor and there is no word yet on when Gov. Bobby Jindal will select Jones' replacement. The 3rd Congressional District has another representative on the board in Lafayette's Mark Stipe.

Jones' term was set to expire June 30, 2019.

Jones served in the state House of Representative from 1968-72 and state Senate from 1972-76. He is the son of the late Gov. Sam Houston Jones.

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