Effective September 27, Dan Lamson withdrew his candidacy for the Board for 2015. His withdrawal letter is reproduced below with his permission:
“To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is to acknowledge my withdrawal from the race for OTW’s Board of Directors in 2015.
I want it to be known that I do not do this because of the current board of directors or because of their actions. I further do not do this because of any actions against the current board of directors. I did this solely because I feel like this is a not win situation for me personally. Thus, I cannot in good conscious continue to run for board of directors at this time. I feel that the friendships I have cultivated in the org are more important to me than my possible election to Board of Directors, and are not worth sacrificing to win.
I support the hard work that the board does, and I wish it all the best in the future, no matter who wins this election. Running for board are many very talented and committed volunteers. They all deserve respect and attention. Their positions may be varied but their hearts and ideas are all to move the OTW forward. I wish them all the best of luck in the election and hope that the board of directors comes out stronger than ever after this contested election.
I still plan to continue to serve the Development and Membership committee as a co-chair for the next several months and then as a staffer as a new generation comes to take the lead.
The Organization for Transformative Works serves a wonderful and vital purpose for fandom. I will continue to support its good works and look forward to serving it every way that I am able.
Thank you for all your support during this time,
Since Dan had already completed the Q&A process before withdrawing, his Q&A answers will appear on the site with the other candidates. However, Elections will add a note that his candidacy is withdrawn.
The Elections Committee wishes Dan all the best in his continued work for the OTW.