On Monday, November 10, 1997, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation announced the appointment of Steve P. Zimmer to the position of MRF Lobbyist for the Washington office. This is the result of a month long search for a replacement for Wayne T. Curtin who has held this position for nine years.
MRF President Mark Buckner explained the selection process, "This appointment is the result of a month's effort by the search committee composed of four members of the MRF Board of Directors. Numerous resumes were reviewed from which a short list was developed. Candidates on the short list were then interviewed and tested by the search committee and finally a single candidate was submitted to the MRF Board of Directors for approval."
Mr. Zimmer comes to the MRF as a motorcyclist of 26 years and with fourteen years experience as a motorcyclists' rights activist with Freedom of the Road Riders of Missouri. He served the last six of these fourteen years in the employ of FORR as a professional motorcyclists' rights lobbyist in the Missouri state government arena. Although anxious to take on the challenge of his new position he has a bit of regret leaving Missouri as he suspects the motorcyclists' rights activists there may be on the verge of a major legislative victory for which he has worked long and hard.
Zimmer expects to spend a few days at the MRF office in Washington next week and then return December 1 to start full-time. Recognizing the current legislative situation for the MRF in Congress, Zimmer stated, "We are in a better position in the Federal legislative arena today then we have ever been and will concentrate on a successful completion of the MRF 's legislative agenda in the next several months."
Outgoing lobbyist, Wayne Curtin said "The MRF is fortunate
to get a person of Zimmer's qualifications for this position."
Curtin intends to spend the next several weeks introducing Zimmer
to the Washington environment.
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