You may have already received your ballot from NRA for the 2018 Board Elections. All NRA Life Members as well as those who have been members for five years or more are eligible to vote in the board elections.
Eligible NRA Members may cast a secret ballot for up to 25 candidates running for seats on the NRA Board of Directors. Those who receive a print magazine will find their ballot bound in the February issue of the magazine when it arrives. Those who are signed up for a digital magazine will receive their ballots in the mail.
This year we will vote to fill 25 Board seats and the NRA Nominating Committee has submitted the names of many incumbents and new candidates - all of whom would make great directors.
The men and women who earned the support of the nominating committee are all qualified and I‘d be proud to serve with any of them.
But, I would like to draw your attention to three candidates who I truly believe deserve your vote. I hope you will vote for them because they are just the kind of directors we need to provide the leadership we have all come to expect and depend on:
Colonel William H. Satterfield, USAR (Ret.), Birmingham, Alabama - Up for a third term on the NRA’s Board of Directors, for the past seven years, Bill has served on NRA’s Legal Affairs Committee, one of ten Trustees for NRA’s Civil Rights Defense Fund, Trustee of the NRA Foundation, recently elected President of the Foundation. During his six years on NRA’s Board, Bill has served as Chairman of the Elections Committee (twice) and on the Nominating Committee. He presently serves as Chair of the Ethics Committee, Chair of the Range Development Committee, and as a member of the Bylaws and Resolutions Committee.
Joel Friedman, Nevada - Joel has been an NRA Board of Director's member since 2002, and during that time he has served on the Clubs and Associations committee, Founded and is a former President of the NRA Members’ Council in the San Gabriel Valley, Member of the NRA Grassroots Committee continuously since 1997, Member of the NRA Bylaws Committee, Member of the NRA Outreach Committee, and has served on other important NRA committees and fought for Second Amendment rights in California and Nevada for decades.
Steve Plaster, Missouri - A lifelong hunter and passionate defender of the Second Amendment, Steve Plaster is a Patron life NRA member recommended for election by the NRA Nominating Committee. Plaster is a member of the NRA’s Hunting and Wildlife Committee and an active member of the President’s Founders Club of the NRA Hunters Leadership Forum. A Missouri native, Plaster has for many years hosted hundreds of hunting events on his ranch including an annual youth deer hunt for the sons and daughters of Missouri law enforcement officers and NRA Foundation hunts as part of the foundation’s fundraising campaigns.