Lowe Elected President of Charles Town HBPA

Ken Lowe was elected president of the Charles Town Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association, defeating incumbent Randy Funkhouser.

The election results were sent by the National HBPA to affiliates Nov. 24.

Lowe, who has served on the board of directors of the horsemen's group, is a local businessman and Thoroughbred owner in the Mid-Atlantic region. He is a lifelong resident of Jefferson County, W.Va., where Charles Town Races & Slots is located.

Elected to the Charles Town HBPA board of directors as owner representatives were Elaine Hagy, Laura Bowman, Larry Miller, Mark Russell, and Harold Shotwell. Alternates are Trevor Harwick, Wade Sanderson, and Sharon Johnson.

Elected as owner/trainer representatives were Lee Couchenour, James W. Casey, Jeff Runco, Tina Malgarini Mawing, and Raimondo Schiano DiCola. Alternates are John Stahlin, Tim Grams, and Julie Hess and James Starkey, who tied in the voting.

On Dec. 8, there will be a county referendum on whether to authorize Charles Town to install table games. Video lottery terminals were authorized for the track via county referendum in the mid-1990s.

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