The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission has voted to keep administrator Brian Ohorilko in the position for another four years.
The commission named Ohorilko to the post to replace Jack Ketterer who retired in March of 2012, and commission chair Jeff Lamberti of Ankeny says the transition has been smooth.
Ohorilko took over as the commission has dealt with disputes over the Sioux City and the Davenport casinos moving to land-based operations. They are also preparing to consider new licenses in Johnson and Greene Counties. The commission has recommended that Ohorilko be given a 10-percent raise from his current salary of 142-thousand-555. Lamberti says the governor will make the final decision on the salary.
Ketterer was paid 180-thousand at the time he retired. Ohorilko says The Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission is believed to be the only one allowed by the Iowa code to appoint its own administrator.