Governor Abbott Appoints Franz To Texas Lottery Commission

May 7, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Appointment

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Mark Franz to the Texas Lottery Commission for a term set to expire on February 1, 2025. The commission controls and supervises the operations of the state lottery and bingo, ensuring that all games are conducted fairly and in compliance with state law.

Mark Franz of Austin is an investor and real estate developer. Previously, he served as chief of staff to former Congressman Sam Johnson and to former U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and also served as a Vice Chancellor for The University of Texas System. He volunteers as board chairman for Regents School of Austin, an advisory board member of Mission of Hope-Haiti, and as a Merit Badge Counselor for the Boy Scouts of America. Franz received a Bachelor of Arts in economics from The University of Texas at Austin.

This appointment is subject to Senate confirmation.