HOWARD DAVENPORT – District 7 APA BOARD OF DIRECTOR CANDIDATE
Howard Davenport – Candidate For District 7 APA Board of Directors
Endorsement By Texas Resident and APA and ABA Judge Bill Hopkins
“Greetings to all my fellow APA District 7 members. My name is Bill Hopkins. I am a life member of the APA, an APA grandmaster exhibitor, an APA licensed judge, and proud resident of District 7 in the APA. I am excited to encourage each and everyone of you to vote for Howard Davenport for the directorship of District 7. I have a history with the APA that reaches back to the early 1970’s. I have seen quite a few people, some of whom were my friends, attempt to be true member oriented district directors. Most missed the mark. They become organization focused rather than member focused. I have known Howard and observed him long enough to know for a fact that Howard will hit the ground running with the goal of making District 7 the most member focused district in the APA. We deserve to have someone like him as our director.
As I’ve said, I’ve known Howard for quite a while. Long before he ever considered seeking elected office in the APA, he was working behind the scenes supporting poultry shows and exhibitors in the state of Texas. As an example of his support, for the last 4 years Howard has provided airline tickets for judges hired to judge the Klein poultry show. He didn’t do this to get attention. I’m sure very few folks know he was doing this. He did it because he wanted the exhibitors to have access to excellent judging and new points of view. He has also raised a great deal of money for cash awards and donated pallets of wood shavings shows. Again, this was done to benefit exhibitors. I also know that he has been an amazing mentor to youth poultry, 4-H, and FFA poultry exhibitors. He has donated birds to junior exhibitors and shared his knowledge of breeding and management. Howard has also worked tirelessly to try and get the state of Texas open once again to out of state poultry exhibitors. He has called, corresponded, and met personally with Texas politicians and bureaucrats in hopes of finding a solution that will benefit all Texas poultry breeders and exhibitors. He will be able to use these networking skills he has honed in Texas to help exhibitors in other states within District 7 when they need someone to go to bat for them when their state and local governments try seek to limit their right to own, breed, and exhibit poultry in their states or communities.
We need a man like Howard Davenport serving as our District 7 director. Voting and supporting Howard Davenport isn’t just about rewarding him for his selfless service to the fancy. It’s also a reward for each and everyone of us. The APA should be a member driven organization. We pay our dues and we deserve to have our needs and concerns given serious attention. Howard will do that.”
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