In May of 1983, the Iowa Racing and Gaming Commission was created by the Pari-Mutuel Wagering Act. The Act provided for a Commission consisting of five members who shall be appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and who shall serve not to exceed a three-year term at the pleasure of the Governor. No more than three members of the Commission may be affiliated with the same political party. The Commission is charged with the administration of the Iowa Pari-Mutuel Wagering Act and Excursion Boat Gambling Act which mandate that the Commission shall have full jurisdiction over and shall supervise all race meetings and gambling excursions governed by Iowa Code Chapters 99D and 99F. The Commission appoints an Administrator for a four-year term, responsible for the daily operations of the Commission.
The Commissioners can be reached through the Commission office
1300 Des Moines Street, Suite 100, Des Moines, Iowa 50309; 515/281-7352; fax number 515/242-6560 or at the
address and phone number listed below.
Carl Heinrich - Mr. Heinrich lives in Council Bluffs.
He is past president of Iowa Western Community College and is currently serving
on various boards, including the American Red Cross. Commissioner
Heinrich's political affiliation is Republican. His term on the Commission
expires April 30, 2017. Commission Heinrich can be reached at 816
Birchwood Circle, Council Bluffs, IA 51503, 712-323-7253.
Jeff Lamberti - Mr. Lamberti lives in Ankeny. He is an attorney and is
president of Block, Lamberti, Gocke & Ahlman law firm. Commissioner
Lamberti's political affiliation is Republican. His term on the Commission
expires April 30, 2017. Commissioner Lamberti can be reached at Block, Lamberti, Gocke & Ahlman, 210 N.E. Delaware Avenue, Suite 200, Ankeny, IA 50021,