A Cumming resident has been tapped to serve on the state House Study Committee on the Horse Racing Industry.
While not a legislator, John Damico is involved in the industry. An avid thoroughbred owner, Damico is a breeder who manages the Posse Racing Stable.
He is a past president of the Georgia Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association and founding partner of Matson Driscoll & Damico, an international forensic accounting firm.
House Speaker David Ralston appointed Damico, along with two other state residents and three lawmakers.
The six-member committee will look at the possibility of expanding the equine industry in Georgia using the state’s pastures and facilities for breeding, raising, training and stabling.
Possible benefits could include employment opportunities, capital investment and profits from use of state pastures.
Damico and the rest of the committee will measure the benefit of helping grow the industry and, if warranted, will recommend legislation to the House.