- 02 Dec
A Thoroughbred owner and a retired county circuit judge have been appointed to the Maryland Racing Commission while two longtime members, including the current chairman, will leave the regulatory panel.
Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Konrad Wayson, a businessman and racehorse owner, and Mike Algeo, who served as an associate judge for Montgomery County Circuit Court, to replace chairman John McDaniel, a member of the MRC for roughly three decades, and Mary Lou Preis, a former state legislature who joined the racing commission eight years ago.
Hogan, only the second Republican governor in Maryland in almost 50 years, took office in January 2015. Hogan made four MRC appointments or reappointments in February 2015: David Hayden, Dr. Thomas Bowman, Thomas Winebrener, and then-chairman Bruce Quade, who stepped down this fall.