Figaretti named W.Va. Racing Commissioner


A Wheeling man has been appointed as Racing Commissioner of West Virginia by Governor Jim Justice.

Business owner Anthony Figaretti says he got word of the change in February, but it was made official recently.

Figaretti served as co-chairman of Justice's transition team on tourism. He is owner of Figaretti's Restaurant and Manufacturing Company.

He says he's spent a lot of time researching the commission and talking with other leaders.

He also talked about the recent veto concerning the greyhound racing bill.

“I thank the governor for what he did,” Figaretti said, “and I think it is a great move. I think we can keep the dogs here -- jobs, jobs, jobs and tax money for West Virginia. So I think we can keep that going, and I will do my best to keep it here.”

Kenneth Lowe Jr., will also serve alongside Figaretti. They replace Greg McDermott and Bill Phillips.

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