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Dr. Donald Longest Resigns



Copyright WHR 2007

By Christy Howard Parsons

After just being elected to the 2008 TWHBEA Executive Committee, Dr. Donald Longest resigned in the membership meeting, that had been resumed after the board of directors meeting.

Longest was one of three candidates that were elected that had not been on the original slate of the nominating committee.

Dr. Longest addressed the membership in the comments portion of the meeting by saying, "Ladies and gentlemen - I appreciate your vote. I feel like the odd man out. I would like to resign and give them total control. I do not approve of Free the Breeders. I do not approve of the way the trainers have wrestled control. I feel they should have the whole board."

Dr. Longest left the Senior Vice President position open on the Executive Committee. Bob Ramsbottom was the other candidate for the position. Apparently according to counsel, the positions for the Executive Committee are not automatically filled with the next highest candidate when a position is vacated. It appears that President David Pruett and the newly seated Executive Committee will take the action to appoint the replacement.

The Walking Horse Report will continue to update this story as the newly elected Executive Committee takes action.

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