Building on the promises of America, John Raese’s ancestors began running successful businesses and providing jobs in 1883. John has continued that tradition and responsibility for the past 40 years.
A native son and lifelong resident of West Virginia, John has a personal and family track record of creating good jobs in the private sector. Raese serves as president and CEO of Greer Industries, which include Greer Limestone, Greer Lime, Greer Steel and Preston County Coal and Coke. He is also Chairman of the Board of West Virginia Radio Corporation, which owns 25-radio stations across the state and is founder of the respected METRONEWS Radio Network, which has 56-affiliates reaching every part of the state. John is also vice-president of the Dominion Post, a daily Morgantown newspaper with a circulation of approximately 30,000. His newest launch was Pikewood Creative, a high-end video post-production house and creative agency located in the Suncrest district of Morgantown. In 2011 Pikewood won a prestigious Emmy award for creative excellence.
John’s background has given him strongly held West Virginia values based on faith, hard work and family. He advocates less government intrusion into our lives and more personal freedom. He remains committed to providing a level playing field and promotes fair competition as essential ingredients to a vibrant, prosperous and growing America.
Despite a long list of business accomplishments throughout a lifetime, John is most proud of his family – wife Liz and two wonderful daughters, Jane and Agnes. Liz is the founder of the Conservative Women of West Virginia, a growing group of activists charting a conservative path for the Mountain State.
Website – http://www.raeseforsenate.org/