The National Marine Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee raised a record amount of money from a record number of donors in 2005.
As of Dec. 29, NMMA PAC had raised a record $196,344 from 298 donors, representing a 59% increase in contributions and a 39% increase in the number of donors compared to 2004 levels.
NMMA PAC said that for the first time in its history, it has achieved a 100% contribution rate from all eligible members of NMMA's Board of Directors and three division board of directors: boat manufacturers, accessory manufacturers and engine manufacturers.
Fifty-three eligible board members contributed a total of $55,031 to NMMA PAC. The average contribution for each board member equaled $1,038, with the average contribution for each board broken down as follows: NMMA Board of Directors - $1,067; BMD Board of Directors - $1,332; AMD Board of Directors - $648; EMD Board of Directors - $1,184.
“This robust support is indicative of how politically astute recreational marine industry members are, and signals that the industry intends to be heard in Washington as a serious player,” said Monita Fontaine, NMMA vice president of Government Relations.
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