From: Stephen J Lukezich [mailto:sjl1@meadwestvaco.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2004 10:40 AM
To: rule-comments@sec.gov
Subject: S7-19-03

As an independent investor, please consider my support of SEC proposed ruling S7-19-03. As I have become more aware of the mechanism for nominating and electing people to the Board of Directors of publicly held companies, it is clear that the common shareholders, the people who's interest the Board is supposed to be protecting, have virtually no leverage over the members of that board.

While the proposed new ruling still does not provide significant input for the shareholders in the nominating and election process, it is a badly needed improvement and I urge you to implement this proposed ruling.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 614/920-0332, or you can respond to this e-mail.

Thank you for your time,

Sincerely,

Stephen J. Lukezich