Originally Posted by s3nfo
Hoss, do you have a plan to pull enough of the East Coast mafia vote to give you a fair shot?
Jerry, I have run for a number of times that I never made it. The first time I ever run for an office was for AMA Dist. VI Vice President. I won over the incumbent
. Came the next time - 2 years term back then - I was left off the ballot by the nominating committee. I WON BY WRITE-IN.
The AMA Executive Director hid the write-in ballots, but the President found them and required the Staff to count them. Jerry, the last time I run for Executive Vice President, you may recall, that at the last minute several other "nominations" surfaced in the last several days. That gave the BIG BOYS all the ammunition they needed to keep me OFF THE BALLOT due to 3 only rule. Politics are an unreal thing, right down to the last minute. Next week will start some serious activity. My bet is the same will happen again.
Fortunately there is one gentleman that has already nominated me, and he did not like me some time ago. You probably well remember that I claimed to be very much in play as having a big part in securing the 72 mhz frequencies in 1981. Some denounced that claim. Then there was posted in the RCU of that EC nominating time period that I was not a part of the frequency committee, so I must be lying. Well then came the individual that was Chairman of the Frequency Committee during 1981 and other time , that indeed Horrace Cain engineered the method to obtain the frequencies, and they were secured 2 weeks later. Am I bragging - Heck Yes - and I am darn proud that they came into AMA before someone else secured them. You 2.4 guys have no idea what it was like trying to fly on what we had back then., 7 shared use with industry freqs and some 26 mhz freqs, plus the few that required licenses.
In addition I am glad that the person saying I had no part, is now back a good friend. I won't mention the person that was freq. chairman as his name is still found in Model Aviation
I have never been able to find those two postings in RCU archives. That's OK with me.