FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 17th, 2005

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board
P.O. Box 69060
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9060

CONTACT

Doug Harbach or Richard McGarvey (717) 346-8321

PA Gaming Control Board Names Defrank As Legislative Liaison

HARRISBURG: The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board today named Stephen M. DeFrank, a veteran staffer in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, as its first legislative liaison.

“Part of our job is keeping open lines of communications between the Board and the Legislature, and Steve’s long-time service on Capitol Hill will facilitate that kind of dialogue,” said Tad Decker, Chairman of the Board. “He will be a tremendous addition to our staff.”

DeFrank has been chief of staff to state Sen. Richard A. Kasunic since 2001 after serving as an executive assistant to the Senator beginning in 1994. He previously worked as a research analyst for Senator J. William Lincoln.

DeFrank earned a bachelor’s degree in political science with a concentration in public policy from California University of Pennsylvania.