Here are some of the community leaders who have spoken out against the state policy of mandating and subsidizing greyhound racing

Elected Officials and Community Leaders

Lara Trump
Matt Gaetz, US Congressman
Mitch Carmichael, Economic Development Director and former Senate President
Stephen Smith, Co-Chair of West Virginia Can’t Wait (Charleston)
Kayleigh McEnany, former White House Press Secretary
Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas
Pam Bondi, former Attorney General of Florida
Paula Jean Swearengin, former Candidate for United States Senate (Coal City)

Senator Rollan Roberts (Raleigh)
Senator Patrick Martin (Weston)
Senator Robert Karnes (Helvetia)
Senator Jack David Woodrum (Hinton)
Senator Eric Nelson (Charleston)
Senator Mike Stuart (Kanawha)
Senator Vince Deeds (Greenbrier)
Former Senator Dave Sypolt (Kingwood)
Former Senator Sue Cline (Wyoming)

Delegate Dean Jeffries (Elkview)
Delegate Riley Keaton (Spencer)
Delegate Doug Smith (Mercer)
Delegate Tom Fast (Fayetville)
Delegate Carl “Robbie” Martin (Upshur)
Delegate George Miller (Buckhannon)
Delegate Wayne Clark (Jefferson)
Delegate Jarred Cannon (Putnam)
Delegate Margitta Mazzocchi (Logan)
Delegate Brandon Steele (Raleigh)
Delegate Todd Kirby (Raleigh)
Delegate Eric Brooks (Raleigh)
Delegate Chris Pritt (Kanawha)
Delegate David Elliott Pritt (Fayette)
Delegate Andy Shamblin (Kanawha)
Delegate Larry Kump (Berkeley)
Delegate Geoff Foster (Putnam)
Delegate Todd Longanacre (Greenbrier)
Delegate Jim Butler (Mason)
Delegate Geno Chiarelli (Monongalia)
Delegate Jonathan Pinson (Mason)
Delegate Darren Thorne (Raleigh)
Delegate Matthew Rohrbach (Cabell)
Former Delegate Cindy Frich (Morgantown)
Former Delegate Caleb Hanna (Fenwick)
Former Delegate Jim Barach (Charleston)
Former Delegate Johnnie Wamsley III (Point Pleasant)
Former Delegate Jeffrey Pack (Cool Ridge)
Former Delegate Cody Thompson (Randolph)
Former Delegate Roger Conley (Vienna)
Former Delegate Dianna Graves (Kanawha)
Former Delegate Kayla Kessinger (Fayette)
Cabell County Commissioner Kelli Sobonya
Hampshire County Commissioner Robert Hott
Wood County Commissioner David Blair Couch

Editorial Boards and News Organizations

Charleston Gazette-Mail
Huntington Herald-Dispatch
Parkersburg News and Sentinel
Animal Wellness Magazine
Earth Talk/E Magazine
Fido Friendly
The New Barker

Civic Organizations

Americans for Prosperity-West Virginia
The Federation of Humane Organizations of West Virginia
West Virginia Family Foundation
WV Voters for Animal Welfare
Greater Clarksburg Evangelistic Association

West Virginia Veterinarians

Dr. Farrah Austin, DVM, Grace Animal Hospital (Bridgeport)
Dr. Jacqueline Chevalier, DVM, Merritts Creek Veterinary Center (Huntington)
Dr. Romina Cohen, DVM, Inwood Animal Center (Inwood)
Dr. April Munique, DVM, Happy Trails Veterinary Clinic (Princeton)
Dr. Shawn Sette, DVM (Hurricane)
Dr. Ronald Smith, DVM (Charleston)
Dr. Jennifer Staley, DVM, Huntington Dog and Cat Hospital (Huntington)
Dr. William C. Streit, DVM, MS, All Creatures Veterinary Clinic (Princeton)
Dr. Jonathan R. Warner, DVM (Elkview)
Dr. Steve Zucker, DVM, MS, Animal Medical Center (Morgantown)

Local Animal Shelters and Rescue Groups

Al’s Angels Animal Rescue (Oak Hill)
Animal Friends of Barbour County (Belington)
Animal Friends of North Central West Virginia (Morgantown)
Animal Outreach Project (Buckhannon)
Briggs Animal Adoption Center (Charles Town)
Friends for Life, Inc. (Lewisburg)
Heart of Phoenix Equine Rescue (Shoals)
Humane Society of Harrison County (Shinnston)
Humane Society of Parkersburg (Parkersburg)
Humane Society of Pocahontas County (Marlinton)
Little Victories Animal Rescue (Ona)
Mineral County Humane Society (Keyser)
Neighborhood C.A.T. (Middleway)
Nicholas County Humane Society (Summersville)
Pleasants County Humane Society (St. Marys)
Randolph County Humane Society (Elkins)
Taylor County Humane Society (Grafton)
Weston Friends of Ferals and Strays (Weston)

West Virginia Businesses

American Dream Realty (Scott Depot)
Torre Design (Cross Lanes)

Animal Protection Groups

GREY2K USA Worldwide
GREY2K USA Education Fund
Animal Wellness Action
Animal Wellness Foundation
The National Humane Education Society
The Humane Society of the United States
Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association
Doris Day Animal League
Humane Society Legislative Fund
Best Friends Animal Society

Greyhound Adoption Organizations

National Greyhound Adoption Program
Finger Lakes Adopt A Grey
Greyhound Adoptions of Florida
Greyhound Rescue and Adoptions of Tampa Bay
Greyhound Rescue Austin
Kansas City Retired Greyhounds as Pets
Minnesota Greyhound Rescue
MotorCity Greyhound Rescue
The Villages Greyhound Dog Club


Conrad Lucas, former Chairman of the West Virginia Republican Party
Steve McElroy, former Executive Director of the West Virginia Democratic Party
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