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Boating Industry PAC Reaches Fundraising Goal

Wednesday, October 17, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: William Higgins
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BoatPAC, the federal political action committee of the MRAA and the National Marine Manufacturers Association, exceeded its 2018 fundraising goal of $200,000, raising nearly $202,000 from 348 donors. That figure is up from $154,000 and 312 donors in 2017. BoatPAC supports the election of candidates to the United States Congress who are strong advocates for recreational boating.

Matt Gruhn, President of MRAA said, “We are very appreciative of everyone who helped BoatPAC achieve this fundraising goal. With nearly 100 percent of MRAA’s Board of Directors and numerous MRAA members contributing, we’re thrilled that our advocacy efforts are stronger than they’ve ever been.”

In 2019, MRAA and NMMA will once again raise the bar and set BoatPAC’s fundraising goal at $250,000.

A full list of BoatPAC’s 2018 contributors is below.

To learn more about BoatPAC, please click the following link and fill out a prior approval form: https://www.boatpac.org/prior-approval-form/

If you have questions, please contact MRAA Public Policy Manager, Will Higgins.



President’s Club ($5,000)

  • Thom Dammrich
  • Bill Fenech
  • Joan Maxwell
  • Bill Pegg
  • Eddie Smith
  • Brunswick Corporation Good Government Fund
  • Polaris Industries Inc Political Participation Program

Admiral’s Club ($2,500+)
  • Kris Carroll
  • Scott Deal
  • Owen Maxwell
  • Chuck Rowe
  • Clarke Smith
  • Doug Smoker
  • Ben Speciale
  • Bill Watters
Captain’s Level ($1,500+)
  • Carl Blackwell
  • Craig Boskey
  • Dean Burnett
  • Tommy Hancock
  • Duane Kuck
  • John Kujawa
  • Joe Lewis
  • John Livingston
  • John McKnight
  • Terry McNew
  • Joe Neber
  • Martin Peters
  • Scott Porter
  • Dana Russikoff
  • Tom Slikkers
  • Jeff Stone
  • John Swick
  • Nicole Vasilaros
  • Mick Webber
$1,000 Club
  • Ann Baldree
  • Bill Boehman
  • Maurice Bowen
  • Huw Bower
  • Craig Brosenne
  • Tom Carroll
  • Louis Chemi
  • David Dickerson
  • Shawn Easton
  • Phil Estes
  • Ray Fernandez
  • John Giglio
  • Cale Grauer
  • Jeff Hall
  • Steve Heese
  • Ellen Hopkins
  • Ron Huibers
  • Joe Kirkland
  • Jon Kushner
  • Don Mackenzie
  • Tom McCuddy
  • Kitty McGowan
  • Rob Newsome
  • Rob Parmentier
  • Darren Plymale
  • Steve Potts
  • Jon Pritko
  • Kevin Roggenbuck
  • Larry Russo
  • Jeff Siems
  • Rob Soucy
  • Jack Springer
  • Paxson St. Clair
  • Jeff Strong
  • Chad Taylor
  • Jen Thompson
  • Rick Tinker
  • Peter Truslow
  • Ben Wold
  • Bill Yeargin
Purser’s Club ($750+)
  • Craig Clawson
  • Michael Collins
  • Erica Crocker
  • Mark Doggett
  • Doug Gomes
  • Matt Gruhn
  • Jim Leffew
  • John Marcinek
  • Mike Pasko
  • Grant Porter
  • Shelley Tubaugh
  • Joseph Weller
  • Lance West

First Mate’s Club ($365+)

  • Mark Amaral
  • Michael Ammons
  • Ron Bailey
  • Julie Balzano
  • Dale Barnes
  • Peter Barrett
  • Alex Berry
  • Jason Blackburn
  • George Blakely
  • Susan Blaxill-Deal
  • Martin Boyer
  • Eric Braitmayer
  • David Briggs
  • Mike Browne
  • Brandon Broxson
  • Kevin Carlan
  • Jill Carraway
  • Terry Clark
  • John Clarke
  • Derek Cornelius
  • Donny Covington
  • Jon Devitt
  • Keri Doscher
  • Chris Drees
  • Steven Driscoll
  • Darren Envall
  • Michael Fafard
  • Stephen Farinacci
  • Steven Flowers
  • Lindsey Garner
  • Donna Giddens
  • David Glass
  • Michele Goldsmith
  • Ryan Good
  • Robert Gross
  • Adam Hall
  • Jim Hardin
  • Rachel Harmon
  • John Hawley
  • Scott Higgins
  • Joe Hoffmaster
  • Jason Hogg
  • Joe Holtschulte
  • Greg House
  • Joseph Hunter
  • Greg Lentine
  • Lorraine Leveronne
  • Scott Lewitt
  • Ken Lovell
  • Joe Maniscalco
  • Nadia Martinez
  • Bob McAlpine
  • Bill McDaniel
  • Mark McKinney
  • Jinger McPeak
  • David Meeler
  • Kimberly Muncy
  • Mike Munsch
  • David Neese
  • Keith Ogulnick
  • Freya Olsen
  • Dorian Osborne

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