StackExchange have been an institutional member of TUG since the idea was [first raised](http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1528/do-we-want-stack-exchange-to-become-an-institutional-member-of-the-tug) by my fellow moderator [Stefan Kottwitz](http://tex.stackexchange.com/users/213/stefan-kottwitz) a few years ago now. The idea was (and still is) simple: by supporting TUG, StackExchange shows real commitment to TeX, and in return gets some promotion in the TeX community. It’s very pleasing to see that [this support will continue](http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/4140/should-we-keep-our-tex-user-group-membership), and that we can [select our eight ‘representatives’ for the year](http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/4150/tug-membership-names-for-2014).
I’m hoping that we’ll see a range of ‘candidates’ appear. Some of our existing ‘reps’ are [happy to see rotation](http://meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/4150/tug-membership-names-for-2014#comment13773_4150), and it would be great to see some new faces in the list. I’d also like to hope for a good list of candidates: that’s a pretty good way to show how much the community on the site really do appreciate the continued support from StackExchange. So I’d encourage everyone to consider putting their name down: don’t be shy!