Motorcycle Riders Foundation Board Positions Elected

The MRF has just completed two elections. Angel Burton-Rista of Michigan has won the position of State Motorcycle Rights Organization Liaison. This position is elected by the State Motorcyclists' Rights Organizations, SMRO's, as their direct representative on the MRF Board. Angel fills the seat last held by Chuc Coulter, of Idaho. Chuc has since moved to the position of Rider Education Coordinator. Angel's term is for two years.

The other election was for State Reps Liaison, won by Chris Maurich of Kansas. This position is designed to give the State Reps a direct link and a representative seat on the MRF Borad.Chris was running for the seat that was last held by Deb Buttita, Arizona. Deb has been appointed to fill the remainder of Buck Kittredge's term as the other SMRO Rep on the board. Buck was elected Vice-president of theMRF in September. Chris' term is also for two years.

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