FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2001
CONTACT: Jennifer Holder (425) 455-3764
(BELLEVUE, Wash) –
NoInternetTax.org, the leading opponent of taxation and regulation on the Internet, has announced that high-tech
consultant Craig Becker has been retained as development director for the organization. Also joining NoInternetTax.org
is Brett Mecum of Waterloo, NY who will serve as deputy political director and Josh Dazey of Seattle, Wash who will
serve as associate director of communications.
“With the announcement of a deal to renew the Internet Freedom
Act last week by the U.S. Senate, our work has just begun in the fight to keep taxation and burdensome regulation off
the Internet. We are proud to announce the addition of our new associates and development director, who will assist
us as we move forward with our new plans,” said Jennifer Holder, executive vice president of NoInternetTax.org. “We are
delighted to have them join us.”
Development director Craig Becker comes to NoInternetTax.org from the technology
sector, where he has served as a consultant to several dot.com organizations. Additionally, Craig worked for Intel
Corporation at both their Rio Rancho, NM and Dupont, WA campuses. While there, Craig negotiated facility contracts in
excess of $30 million. Craig holds a degree in psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. He also holds an
MBA from the Karl Eller Graduate School of Management and a JD from James E. Rogers College of Law, both at the University
of Arizona. He is an active member of the Arizona Bar Association.
Deputy director of communications, Josh Dazey,
is a noted student leader who has served as President of the Central Washington University College Republicans, and Eastern
Washington Vice-Chair for the Washington College Republican Federation. Josh has been active in campaigns at the state and
local level. Professionally, Josh has worked on behalf of the Washington State Legislature, and the Issaquah Parks and
Recreation Department. He is a graduate of Central Washington University, where he double-majored in Public Policy and
Political Science. He also holds an Associate Degree from Bellevue Community College.
Deputy political director
Brett Mecum recently stepped down from his role as the chairman of New York State College Republican Committee. Brett
served as the youth leader for Congressman Rick Lazio’s 2000 Senate campaign and interned for both Congressman Bill
Paxon and Governor George Pataki. Brett will graduate with a BA in Political Science and Urban/Regional Planning in
August, 2001 from the University at Albany.Each has assumed their new positions at NoInternetTax.org.
Based in Bellevue, Wash., NoInternetTax.org is a nonpartisan education and advocacy
organization. The mission of the organization is to protect the Internet on the state, national and international level
from burdensome regulation and taxation. For more information, please contact Josh Dazey at (425) 455-3764 or visit our
Web site at: www.NoInternetTax.org.