Chris Block elected President of Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association

By: Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association

Posted: Dec. 9, 2021

The Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association auditor has verified the results of its election for President and seats on the ITHA Board of Directors. All terms won in the 2021 election are for three years of service.

Chris Block, who challenged incumbent Mike Campbell in the race for ITHA President, won the race with 62% of the vote. Campbell has served as President since 2008. Block begins his service on Jan 1, 2022.

Patti Miller, Tony Mitchell and Tom Swearingen each won election to seats on the ITHA Board as trainer-directors. Swearingen currently serves on the ITHA Board, while Miller and Mitchell will begin their service on Jan. 1, 2022.

Manny Perez, who has served on the ITHA Board since 2012, was unsuccessful in his bid for a new term.

Tom Fedro Sr. and Steve Holland, who each ran unopposed, won new terms on the ITHA Board as owner-directors.