Tony Thacker sent out this public announcement via email. Posted with permission:
In this upcoming election for USPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Director you will not see my name on the ballot for re-election.
Yes, I am running for re-election. I could not be placed on the ballot because of a little bit of confusion. Rules are rules and my name can not be included on the ballot. I am asking for your help for re-election.
I am running for re-election as a write-in candidate. On the ballot there will be an area to write in a candidate's name. I will be looking for as many votes as possible as a write in, as it is difficult to get votes if your name is not on the ballot. For those that do not know who I am there is a small bio attached to this message. I will be at the CSS Thanksgiving boogie, and I am always available at Raeford Parachute Center or by phone or e-mail.
You can help me by writing my name: Tony Thacker in the space provided for write in candidate for the Mid-Atlantic Region. Thank you for taking the time and effort to help me represent you at USPA.