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Irby Announces Candidacy



Editor's Note:  The Walking Horse Report received the following letter from Marty Irby announcing his candidacy for President of TWHBEA.  That election will be held today, December 4, 2010.

Dear Fellow Members of TWHBEA:

I write you this early hour to notify you of a recent situation that has arisen, and to announce my candidacy for the esteemed office of President of our great association.

Several weeks ago, I was very surprised to learn the nominating committee had selected Mr. Kasey Kesselring for President. After many sleepless nights and much contemplation regarding the nomination, I began to consider running for the position myself.

Subsequently, our current Executive Committee received an email from Mr. Kesselring notifying us of the results  of the TWHBEA personnel committee meeting.  Mr. Kesselring, as the Presidential Nominee informed us a number of decisions had been made regarding cutbacks in the salaries of the staff, and the termination of a position held by an extremely dedicated employee of over 40 years.
 
The knowledge of this information greatly disheartened me and solidified that I could not sit back and watch history repeat itself AGAIN!

Over the past week, a number of International Directors and TWHBEA Members have contacted me and encouraged me to run for the office of President. With that said, I humbly submit my request for your support and vote so that we may continue to promote and protect our Tennessee Walking Horse together.

I look forward to seeing you all today, will be pleased to answer any questions you may have, and am prepared to provide you with many more details of my history, involvement, ideas, goals and Vision for the future of the greatest horse On Earth!

With great respect,

Marty Irby

 

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