There are suddenly two openings on the NRA Board of Directors. The first one was due to death of John Cushman on February 15th in New York. He was 76 years old. John was the president and found of New York-based Sportman’s Association for Firearms Education.
The second opening was due to the resignation today by Todd Rathner of Arizona. He had been on the board for 23 years. As the email below from NRA Secretary John Frazer states Todd is leaving for a position with another Second Amendment organization.
Dear Board and Executive Council members:
This note is to inform you that Todd Rathner has resigned from the Board to pursue opportunities with another Second Amendment organization. Please join me in thanking Todd for his service to the NRA, and in wishing him well in his new endeavors.
Secretary and General Counsel
Todd posted this letter announcing his resignation on Facebook a few hours ago.
Dear Friends and Supporters,
I wanted to let you know that after almost 23 years I have resigned from the National Rifle Association’s Board of Directors.
America needs, and deserves a strong National Rifle Association, and I wish the NRA nothing but great things in the future.
My personal commitment to the Second Amendment has never been stronger, and I will continue my work to defend it as long as I live. I am still in the fight, I am still working EVERY SINGLE DAY to fight against those who would leave us defenseless. My advocacy will continue.
Thank you again for your years of support and encouragement, I am fully at peace with this decision.
Todd J. Rathner
Since they didn’t fill the 76th Director spot, this means that there are effectively three openings. It also means that in the current election that 27 seats will be elected plus the 76th Director.
I have not heard if there are any plans to fill the spots in the interim.