Announcement Date: September 1, 2013
Sarratt and Doug Rehman, K4AC, qualified to run for Southeastern Division Director. Sarratt, the incumbent Director has his website hosted by an amateur radio retailer. This is a breach of ethics for a Director by accepting a donation from a vendor.
This information was not discovered until August 23, 2016.
It must be presumed that Sarratt failed to disclose this relationship on both his annual disclosure and his nominating petition as both documents were repeatedly requested from ARRL CEO Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, and ARRL President Rick Roderick, K5UR, and never provided.
The vendor is not being identified as all indications are that they are an innocent third party that was providing the hosting as a favor to Sarratt, not in an attempt to buy favor or influence. The ethics violation is wholly Sarratt’s.