BELLEVUE, WA â€“ Veteran gun rights activist Joe Waldron, who has served as executive director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has left that position â€“ moving across country from CCRKBA headquarters in Bellevue, Wash., to his new home in Florida â€“ and will work from there as CCRKBA Special Activities Director.
Moving into the position of executive director is Mark A. Taff, who has been with CCRKBA and its sister organization, the Second Amendment Foundation, for the past two and one-half years in communications.
â€œJoe Waldron is one of the nationâ€™s most effective gun rights leaders,â€ said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. â€œWeâ€™re fortunate that, despite his move from the Pacific Northwest to the Southeast, the Citizens Committee will continue to have his knowledge and experience working for us. His work as executive director for more than ten years has been critical to the advancement of gun rights, particularly in Washington State, where he earned the respect of lawmakers, law enforcement and the press.
â€œMark A. Taff brings considerable skills to the job, particularly in the area of internet communication, which is becoming paramount to the cause of firearm civil rights,â€ Gottlieb continued. â€œHe served on the Colville, Washington city council, and before joining our team at Liberty Park, he worked in mortgage financing. He is a disabled combat veteran of the 1991 Gulf War, and at age 35, he brings a youthful zest to the job.â€
Taff moves into his new role officially on September 4.