Announcement Date: September 4, 2016
The revised 300-Word Candidate Statement below was submitted.
You’re in the unique position of selecting between two people that have actually held this position. To see your clear choice, compare my three years to my opponent’s six years before me. I have: been transparent by telling you how I voted and why I voted that way; continually sought input from the entire membership in the Division including conducting surveys; and been very active on the Board representing you.
ARRL achievements include:
Authored motion creating the Reapportionment Committee, addressing the disparity of representation, and elected as its Chairman (15,200 Southeastern Division members have the same Board vote as 3,200 Dakota Division members)
Conceived and serving on the VHF Contest Revitalization Committee
Conceived initiative to explore and define the future of HF contesting, including making amateur radio more attractive to youth
Conceived initiative to establish ARRL Digital Media Content Channel
Conceived Web-based reporting project for the Field Organization
Creation of Affiliated Club logo and redesign of Special Service Club logo
Holding the 2016 National Convention in Orlando
Worked with NASA to resolve six meter interference
Nominated for ARRL President
Professional achievements include:
Retired Florida Department of Law Enforcement Special Agent
Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Professor at Valencia College
Successful business owner (18+ years—multiple businesses)
If the ARRL’s and Amateur Radio’s future is important to you—if ARRL Board governance including ethics, transparency, accountability, and vision for the future is important to you—if having a Director who will continue to listen to and work for you is important to you—VOTE for me, mail your ballot today, and get other members to do the same!
Visit www.K4AC.com for more information. As always, I’d like to hear your opinions and ideas to improve the ARRL; email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you and 73, Doug K4AC