08/06/2009 11:00PM

Acting Michigan racing head named


Gov. Jennifer Granholm has named Patricia Lockwood as the acting racing commissioner in Michigan, following the resignation of Christine White, who left to work in the Obama administration.

Lockwood, most recently on the Board of Commissioners in Genesee County, was a state representative from 1998 to 2001 and also served as the mayor of Fenton, Mich., among other government jobs.