Massachusetts Gaming Commission Welcomes Representative Bradford R. Hill as Commissioner
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission today welcomed the appointment of Representative Bradford R. Hill as a commissioner, effective September 16, 2021.
“On behalf of my fellow commissioners, I am delighted to welcome Representative Hill to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. Representative Hill’s extensive experience in state and municipal government will bring an important new perspective to the Commission as we continue our work on behalf of the citizens of the Commonwealth,” said Chair Cathy Judd-Stein. “In addition to being a talented public servant, Representative Hill has earned the respect, admiration and friendship of colleagues on both sides of the aisle in the Massachusetts Legislature and beyond. We look forward to having him as part of our team,” continued Judd-Stein.
Per statute, two commissioners are appointed by a majority vote of the Governor, Attorney General and Treasurer. Representative Hill will fill the experience in gaming regulation and administration or gaming industry management seat. The Commission is bipartisan, with no more than three members representing the same political party. Representative Hill will fulfill the balance of a term that ends in 2025.
About Bradford R. Hill
Representative Bradford R. Hill has represented the 4th Essex District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives since 1999, where he was appointed Minority Whip in 2009 and then Assistant Minority Leader in 2015. A former local official and longtime public servant, Representative Hill has served as a member of the Hamilton Zoning Board of Appeals and of the Ipswich Board of Selectmen, and also worked as a legislative staffer in the Massachusetts State Senate.
As State Representative, Representative Hill has worked to deliver bipartisan, commonsense results on issues such as coastal and environmental protection, education, criminal justice reform and healthcare for his constituents and residents of the Commonwealth. He has also been a determined advocate for the Massachusetts gaming industry and has authored and filed six pieces of legislation to authorize sports wagering.
A cancer survivor who received a bone marrow transplant in 2013 while continuing to serve in the House, Representative Hill resides in Ipswich with his wife, Aimee. They are the proud parents of two adult children, Zachary and Courtney.
About the Massachusetts Gaming Commission
The Massachusetts Gaming Commission was created after “An Act Establishing Expanded Gaming in the Commonwealth” was signed into law on November 22, 2011. The Commission is a five-member independent body that is responsible for developing and managing the process to select, license, oversee, and regulate all expanded gaming facilities in the Commonwealth. The costs associated with operating the state’s gaming commission is paid for by the gaming industry and not by Massachusetts tax dollars.
The Chair of the Commission is appointed by the Governor; one member is appointed by the Attorney General (whose appointee must have a background in criminal investigations and law enforcement); and one member is chosen by the State Treasurer (whose appointee must be proficient in corporate finance and securities). The remaining two commissioners are appointed by a majority vote of the same three constitutional officers.