Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon likes Leland Shurin.
In January, he appointed the veteran Kansas City lawyer to the Missouri Gaming Commission that oversees charitable bingo and riverboat gambling. Shurin serves as the commission chair.
On Tuesday, Nixon appointed Shurin to the Kansas City Police Board.
The governor’s office released this bio of Shurin:
Shurin is managing partner at the Kansas City law firm of Shaffer Lombardo Shurin. He has received numerous professional honors for his legal work, and has been appointed by both state and federal courts as a special master to resolve litigation. Shurin obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri and his law degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. The Governor has appointed him for a term ending Jan. 6, 2018.