Editor's Note: This is Mark Vaughan's first time running for the NRA BOD to become a new director on the board.
USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- Mark Vaughan, nominated by the NRA for the 2019 Board of Directors Election, announces the launch of his election campaign.
A lifelong hunter, outdoorsman, firearms competitor and collector, Mark sits on both NRA’s Law Enforcement Assistance and the Education and Training committees.
He is passionate about training, he has been a NRA, hunting, and law enforcement instructor for the past twenty years serving groups such as the Boy Scouts and Women on Target. For the past 25 years Mark has also been an active member, trustee, president, and current vice president of the 2000 – member Oklahoma City Gun club, overseeing its expansion and growth.
Mark has served his community through the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s department as a reserve deputy in the patrol, training, and tactical units. In 2014 he was named NRA’s Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, received multiple awards of valor and later honored by the Oklahoma State Legislature for his actions in stopping an extremist attack at an Oklahoma food facility.
An experienced businessman, Mark grew Vaughan Foods from a regional food processor to a publicly-traded enterprise and sold the business in 2012. He remains active in the agriculture, food, and logistics industries.
“Like many of you, I grew up in the woods and fields with a rifle or shotgun in my hands – guns are and have been a big part of my life since I was a kid. I don’t remember when I joined the NRA – but it was certainly before my 18th birthday. I’ll admit it – I’m a gun nut, whether your talking antique side-by-side shotguns, or modern sporting rifles, cowboy guns— I’m all in!
“The NRA’s work is more critical than ever to preserve our firearms heritage. Even though I’ve served at the national level with the NRA, I believe I can have broader and deeper impact as a board member. I would greatly appreciate your support.” states Vaughan.