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INSIDE NRA | PROGRAMS & SERVICES
2017 NRA BOARD
ELECTION RESULTS
The following members have been
elected Directors of the NRA for
three-year terms ending in 2020:
Tom Selleck
110,812
Peter J. Printz
91,410
R. Lee Ermey
89,540
William H. Allen
87,059
Ted W. Carter
87,025
Leroy Sisco
84,136
Howard J. Walter
83,785
Patricia A. Clark
83,256
Melanie Pepper
82,817
Thomas P. Arvas
82,500
Linda Walker
81,874
Charles L. Cotton
80,779
Curtis S. Jenkins
80,529
Carl Rowan, Jr.
79,104
Allan D. Cors
79,021
Todd J. Rathner
78,516
Lance Olson
75,978
J. Kenneth Blackwell
74,750
Steven C. Schreiner
73,406
Sean Maloney
72,924
Heidi E. Washington
72,600
Clel Baudler
72,576
Dan Boren
69,829
Graham Hill
68,672
Robert E. Mansell
68,492
and for a two-year term ending in 2019:
Willes K. Lee
68,299
and for a one-year term ending in 2018:
Kim Rhode Harryman
67,906
The remaining candidates on the
ballot, who were not elected, are as
follows:
James S. Gilmore III
67,760
N. Stephanie Spika
67,097
David Carruth
67,066
John L. Cushman
66,949
Richard L. Kussman
63,251
Robert A. Unkovic
62,946
Adam Kraut
62,400
Stephen D. Stamboulieh
57,897
Eric Wright
48,454
Nominees for the election of the 76th
Director were those candidates who
had been nominated previously for the
mail election of Directors but failed
to be elected. The one NRA director
elected for the one-year term by those
members present and voting on the
occasion of the Annual Meeting of
Members was:
John L. Cushman
The proposed bylaw amendment
package passed.
YES
104,879
NO
8,777

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IN MEMORIAM:

Constantine P. "Chic" Chaconas

D

r. Constantine P.
"Chic" Chaconas-a
pioneer of grassroots
political action in defense
of the Second Amendment
whose work laid the foundation for transforming the
NRA-died Feb. 13 in Silver
Spring, Md. Chaconas, an
oral surgeon, served on the
NRA Board of Directors
from 1978-80 and 19961997, with duties on the
Association's Legal Action, Protest,
Legislative Policy, Elections, Grassroots
Development and Nominating committees. He was 90.
In 1969-outraged when U.S. Sen.
Joseph D. Tydings, D-Md., declared
that his re-election would be a referendum on federal gun registration and
licensing of gun owners-Chaconas
recruited more than 400 volunteers
statewide and organized "Citizens
Against Tydings," perhaps the first
single-issue, non-partisan, grassroots
campaign organization expressly
designed to defeat a national figure.
At that time, the NRA stayed out
of election issues. Undiscouraged,
Chaconas waged asymmetrical warfare
on a shoestring budget. A list of
Maryland hunting license purchasers
was obtained for targeted direct-mail
postcards. Contributions-in-kind from
printers generated 500,000 day-glo "IF
TYDINGS WINS, YOU LOSE!" bumper

stickers. Landowners
along commuter routes
were persuaded to erect
billboards, and-just
before the election-
sympathetic local media
produced two weeks of
radio spots and full-page
newspaper ads.
Widely regarded by
the national press as
"unbeatable," Tydings lost
the election to an obscure
challenger by 27,000 votes. Chaconas'
determination proved the potential of
grassroots action in electoral politics.
Within a few years, NRA directors created the Institute for Legislative Action
and its Political Victory Fund-turning
the Association into the political powerhouse it is today.
Chaconas, who shot skeet and trap,
was very involved with the Izaak Walton
League, serving as a chapter president
multiple times and leading a fundraising effort that garnered enough money
to build a new club in Damascus, Md.
Chaconas loved working with his
hands, helping his grandchildren build
birdhouses and constructing a singleseat wood airplane that he piloted.
Later, he started building a two-seater
pontoon plane, but health concerns
prevented him from finishing that.
Chaconas is survived by his wife of
63 years, Jo-an; his children, Peter and
Kathleen; and six grandchildren.

NRA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Joe M. Allbaugh, Oklahoma; William H. Allen, Tennessee; Thomas P. Arvas, New Mexico; Scott L. Bach,
New Jersey; William A. Bachenberg, Pennsylvania; M. Carol Bambery, Washington, D.C.; Bob Barr, Georgia;
Ronnie G. Barrett, Tennessee; Clel Baudler, Iowa; J. Kenneth Blackwell, Ohio; Matt Blunt, Virginia; Dan Boren,
Oklahoma; Robert K. Brown, Colorado; Pete R. Brownell, Iowa; Dave Butz, Illinois; Ted W. Carter, Florida;
Richard R. Childress, North Carolina; Patricia A. Clark, Connecticut; Allan D. Cors, Virginia; Charles L. Cotton,
Texas; David G. Coy, Michigan; Larry E. Craig, Idaho; John L. Cushman, New York; R. Lee Ermey, California;
Edie P. Fleeman, North Carolina; Joel Friedman, Nevada; Sandra S. Froman, Arizona; Marion P. Hammer, Florida;
Kim Rhode Harryman, California; Maria Heil, Pennsylvania; Graham Hill, Virginia; Steve Hornady, Nebraska;
Susan Howard, Texas; Curtis S. Jenkins, Georgia; David A. Keene, Maryland; Tom King, New York; Timothy Knight,
Tennessee; Herbert A. Lanford Jr., South Carolina; Willes K. Lee, Hawaii; Karl A. Malone, Louisiana; Sean Maloney,
Ohio; Robert E. Mansell, Arizona; Carolyn D. Meadows, Georgia; Bill Miller, West Virginia; Owen Buz Mills,
Arizona; Craig Morgan, Tennessee; Grover G. Norquist, Washington, D.C.; Oliver L. North, Virginia; Robert Nosler,
Oregon; Johnny Nugent, Indiana; Ted Nugent, Texas; Lance Olson, Iowa; Melanie Pepper, Texas; James W. Porter II,
Alabama; Peter J. Printz, Montana; Todd J. Rathner, Arizona; Wayne Anthony Ross, Alaska; Carl T. Rowan Jr.,
Washington, D.C.; Don Saba, Arizona; William H. Satterfield, Alabama; Mercedes Schlapp, Virginia; Ronald L. Schmeits,
New Mexico; Esther Q. Schneider, Texas; Steven C. Schreiner, Colorado; Tom Selleck, California; John C. Sigler,
Delaware; Leroy Sisco, Texas; Bart Skelton, New Mexico; Dwight D. Van Horn, Idaho; Blaine Wade, Tennessee;
Linda L. Walker, Ohio; Howard J. Walter, North Carolina; Heidi E. Washington, Michigan; Allen B. West, Texas;
Robert J. Wos, Florida; Donald E. Young, Alaska.
Communications intended for any member of the NRA Board of Directors should be addressed to:
(Name of Board member), NRA Office of the Secretary, 11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030; or
nrabod@nrahq.org; or (703)267-1021. Please include your name, contact information and NRA membership I.D.
number, as only communications from NRA members will be forwarded.

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