Stran L. Trout was recently appointed by Governor Bob McDonnell for a three year term as the fifth member of the Virginia Racing Commission. He replaces outgoing Commissioner Mark Brown.
Chairman Stuart Siegel, Vice Chairman J. Sargeant Reynolds, Jr., David Reynolds, and Carol Dawson are the other members of the Commission.
Commissioner Trout has long been active in civic affairs in New Kent County where Colonial Downs is located. He served on the New Kent Board of Supervisors, the County Planning Commission, and numerous other Commissions.
Most notably for Virginia horse racing Stran Trout was on the Pari-Mutuel Study Committee in 1988-89 that helped bring about the opening of Colonial Downs.
Trout is a 1974 graduate of the University of Richmond law school. He worked for many years as counsel for the U.S. Small Business Administration and as a Special Assistant United States Attorney.