Well, I was one of the 4%, and so happy to have had the opportunity to read the bios / statements by the various candidates. True, true, true! Each is obviously generous, talented, well-qualified, above average and good looking. Seriously, congratulations to all for participating, and big HUZZAH for the winners.
I too wish that I had the wherewithal to be engaged in the national competitions so that I had the chance to meet you good folks! Home craft brewing (of course pro craft brewing too) has definitely become more and more a passionate activity for many in America and abroad.
It appears we have a great cross-section to represent the community, education, representation, and yes, marketing that are part of that "growth sector". I for one, have learned so much, and enjoyed very much participating in the AHA forum, and hope to for years to come.