Carrie Lightfoot, the founder of The Well Armed Woman, has been nominated by the NRA’s nominating committee for election to the NRA Board of Directors in the upcoming 2018 elections.
In addition to founding and serving as the chairman of the board of TWAW, a gun group for female shooters with chapters all over the country, Lightfoot also the co-host of “The Women’s Gun Show” and writes about guns and Second-Amendment issues for a number of publications.
“Carrie’s unwavering passion for the NRA and our Second Amendment freedom, her extensive network of women peers across the country her stellar reputation as a trustworthy, reliable resource, all make her an ideal candidate to help the NRA move forward in exciting and measureable ways,” said Susan LaPierre, Co-Chair, NRA Women’s Leadership Forum.
The story says Newsmax named Lightfoot one of 2015’s 100 Most Influential Pro-Gun Rights Advocates and she also received the 2015 Glock Safety Ambassador Award. The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s (NSSF) Project Child S.A.F.E. chose her as a “Local Champion” in 2016.
Lightfoot is an NRA Life Member and is active in the NRA Womens’ Leadership Forum. She is featured on NRAtv’s series “Tips & Tactics” in a series on concealed carry for women and participated in the recent NRA Women’s Town Hall, soon to air on cable television networks.
“I am honored with the opportunity to bring the voice of the everyday woman to the NRA boardroom and to include her in meaningful ways in the Second Amendment conversation and in the fight to protect our precious constitutional right to keep and bear arms,” said Lightfoot in a statement.
The NRA Board of Directors is comprised of 76 members, who are elected to a three-year term by NRA life members or members that have been a continuous member for five years. For the 2018 board, there are 35 nominees with 25 seat vacancies with the election to be held in February.