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CAUCUS CONNECTION - The Class of 2021

This year's recruiting effort has once again brought an impressive number of state and federal lawmakers into SEMA-supported groups. To follow is the complete roster of those who have become involved this year. Find out if your lawmakers are listed at semaSAN.com/statecaucus and semaSAN.com/federalcaucus. Locate your elected officials at semaSAN.com under the "Legislators" tab.

The American auto industry celebrated its centennial in 1996. To mark the occasion, SEMA helped formed the Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus to pay tribute to America's love affair with the car and motorsports. More than two decades later, the caucus continues to raise the industry's profile in the nation's capital. Totaling nearly 70 members, seven new members registered their support for the hobby in 2021 by joining the Caucus.

With more than 130 new members enlisting this year, the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus now numbers approximately 725 members representing all 50 states. Founded in 2005, the Caucus is designed as a non-partisan group of state legislators whose common thread is an appreciation for automobiles.

Congressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus

California


Representative
Darrell Issa

California


Representative
David Valadao

Indiana


Senator
Mike Braun

Kansas


Senator
Roger Marshall

Minnesota


Representative
Pete Stauber

New Hampshire


Representative
Chris Pappas

Texas


Representative
Pete Sessions

State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus

Alabama


Representative
K.L. Brown
(R-AL-40)

Arizona


Representative
Steve Kaiser
(R-AZ-15)

Arkansas


Representative
Denise Garner
(D-AR-84)

Colorado


Representative
Andy Pico
(R-CO-16)

Colorado


Representative
Naquetta Ricks
(D-CO-40)

Colorado


Representative
Tonya Van Beber
(R-CO-48)

Connecticut


Representative
Michael Quinn
(D-CT-82)

Florida


Representative
Toby Overdorf
(R-FL-83)

Florida


Representative
Anthony Sabatini
(R-FL-32)

Florida


Senator
Tommy Wright
(R-FL-14)

Georgia


Representative
Joseph Gullett
(R-GA-19)

Georgia


Representative
Mesha Mainor
(D-GA-56)

Georgia


Representative
Martin Momtahan
(R-GA-17)

Georgia


Representative
Brad Thomas
(R-GA-21)

Illinois


Representative
Edgar Gonzalez Jr.
(D-IL-21)

Illinois


Senator
Brian Stewart
(R-IL-45)

Iowa


Senator
Waylon Brown
(R-IA-26)

Iowa


Senator
Adrian Dickey
(R-IA-41)

Kansas


Representative
Lonnie Clark
(R-KS-65)

Kansas


Representative
Lance Neelly
(R-KS-42)

Kansas


Representative
Samantha Poetter
(R-KS-6)

Kansas


Representative
Mari-Lynn Poskin
(D-KS-20)

Kentucky


Representative
Matt Lockett
(R-KY-39)

Kentucky


Representative
Rachel Roberts
(D-KY-67)

Maryland


Delegate
Lauren Arikan
(R-MD-7)

Maryland


Delegate
Mike McKay
(R-MD-1C)

Massachusetts


Representative
Susannah Whipps
(O-MA-Franklin-5-02)

Michigan


Representative
Stephanie Young
(D-MI-8)

Missouri


Representative
Robert Sauls
(D-MO-21)

Montana


Representative
Larry Brewster
(R-MT-44)

Montana


Representative
Steven Galloway
(R-MT-24)

Montana


Senator
Jill Cohenour
(D-MT-42)

Nebraska


Senator
Ray Aguilar
(N-NE-35)

Nebraska


Senator
Curt Friesen
(N-NE-34)

New Hampshire


Representative
Lino Avellani
(R-NH-14 (CA5))

New Hampshire


Representative
Ross Berry
(R-NH-101 (HI44))

New Hampshire


Representative
David Binford
(R-NH-55 (GR15))

New Hampshire


Representative
Fred Doucette
(R-NH-139
(RO8))

New Hampshire


Representative
Peter Hayward
(R-NH-169 (ST1))

New Hampshire


Representative
Russ Murihead
(D-NH-52 (GR12))

New Hampshire


Representative
Tom Ploszaj
(R-NH-1 (BE1))

New Hampshire


Representative
Andrew Prout
(R-NH-94 (HI37))

New Hampshire


Representative
Terry Roy
(R-NH-163
(RO32))

New Hampshire


Representative
Steven Smith
(R-NH-204 (SU11))

New Mexico


Representative
Gail Armstrong
(R-NM-49)

North Carolina


Representative
Amber Baker
(D-NC-72)

North Dakota


Senator
Jason Heitkamp
(R-ND-26)

Oklahoma


Senator
Michael Brooks
(D-OK-44)

Oklahoma


Senator
Shane Jett
(R-OK-17)

Pennsylvania


Representative
Ed Neilson
(D-PA-174)

Pennsylvania


Representative
Brian Smith
(R-PA-66)

Rhode Island


Representative
Joseph Solomon Jr.
(D-RI-22)

South Carolina


Representative
Doug Gilliam
(R-SC-42)

South Dakota


Representative
Oren Lesmeister
(D-SD-28A)

South Dakota


Representative
Richard Vasgaard
(R-SD-17)

South Dakota


Representative
Mike Weisgram
(R-SD-24)

South Dakota


Senator
Larry Zikmund
(R-SD-14)

Texas


Representative
Alex Dominguez
(D-TX-37)

Texas


Representative
Sam Harless
(R-TX-126)

Texas


Representative
Ed Thompson
(R-TX-29)

West Virginia


Delegate
Bill Anderson
(R-WV-8)

West Virginia


Delegate
Jim Barach
(D-WV-36)

West Virginia


Delegate
Trenton Barnhart
(R-WV-7)

West Virginia


Delegate
Mick Bates
(D-WV-30)

West Virginia


Delegate
Brent Boggs
(D-WV-34)

West Virginia


Delegate
Josh Booth
(R-WV-19)

West Virginia


Delegate
Jordan Bridges
(R-WV-24)

West Virginia


Delegate
Nathan Brown
(D-WV-20)

West Virginia


Delegate
Barry Bruce
(R-WV-42)

West Virginia


Delegate
Adam Burkhammer
(R-WV-46)

West Virginia


Delegate
Moore Capito
(R-WV-35)

West Virginia


Delegate
Wayne Clark
(R-WV-65)

West Virginia


Delegate
Roger Conley
(R-WV-10)

West Virginia


Delegate
Roy Cooper
(R-WV-28)

West Virginia


Delegate
John Doyle
(D-WV-67)

West Virginia


Delegate
Tom Fast
(R-WV-32)

West Virginia


Delegate
Dana Ferrell
(R-WV-39)

West Virginia


Delegate
Barbara Fleischauer
(D-WV-51)

West Virginia


Delegate
Don Forsht
(R-WV-60)

West Virginia


Delegate
Joey Garcia
(D-WV-50)

West Virginia


Delegate
Marty Gearheart
(R-WV-27)

West Virginia


Delegate
Dianna Graves
(R-WV-38)

West Virginia


Delegate
Ric Griffith
(D-WV-19)

West Virginia


Delegate
Evan Hansen
(D-WV-51)

West Virginia


Delegate
Austin Haynes
(R-WV-32)

West Virginia


Delegate
Josh Holstein
(R-WV-23)

West Virginia


Delegate
Sean Hornbuckle
(D-WV-16)

West Virginia


Delegate
Chuck Horst Sr.
(R-WV-62)

West Virginia


Delegate
John Paul Hott II
(R-WV-54)

West Virginia


Delegate
Dean Jeffries
(R-WV-40)

West Virginia


Delegate
Riley Keaton
(R-WV-11)

West Virginia


Delegate
John Kelly
(R-WV-10)

West Virginia


Delegate
Kayla Kessinger
(R-WV-32)

West Virginia


Delegate
Laura Kimble
(R-WV-48)

West Virginia


Delegate
Shannon Kimes
(R-WV-9)

West Virginia


Delegate
Daniel Linville
(R-WV-16)

West Virginia


Delegate
Todd Longanacre
(R-WV-42)

West Virginia


Delegate
Chad Lovejoy
(D-WV-17)

West Virginia


Delegate
Phil Mallow
(R-WV-50)

West Virginia


Delegate
John Mandt Jr.
(R-WV-16)

West Virginia


Delegate
Carl Martin
(R-WV-45)

West Virginia


Delegate
Margitta Mazzocchi
(R-WV-24)

West Virginia


Delegate
George Miller
(R-WV-58)

West Virginia


Delegate
Ty Nestor
(R-WV-43)

West Virginia


Delegate
Larry Pack
(R-WV-35)

West Virginia


Delegate
Dave Pethtel
(D-WV-5)

West Virginia


Delegate
Chris Phillips
(R-WV-47)

West Virginia


Delegate
Jonathan Pinson
(R-WV-13)

West Virginia


Delegate
Chris Pritt
(R-WV-36)

West Virginia


Delegate
Ken Reed
(R-WV-59)

West Virginia


Delegate
Charlie Reynolds
(R-WV-4)

West Virginia


Delegate
Clay Riley
(R-WV-48)

West Virginia


Delegate
Larry Rowe
(D-WV-36)

West Virginia


Delegate
Doug Skaff Jr.
(D-WV-35)

West Virginia


Delegate
Doug Smith
(R-WV-27)

West Virginia


Delegate
Joe Statler
(R-WV-51)

West Virginia


Delegate
Amy Summers
(R-WV-49)

West Virginia


Delegate
Heather Tully
(R-WV-41)

West Virginia


Delegate
Dani Walker
(D-WV-51)

West Virginia


Delegate
Johnnie Wamsley II
(R-WV-14)

West Virginia


Delegate
Bryan Ward
(R-WV-55)

West Virginia


Delegate
Guy Ward
(R-WV-50)

West Virginia


Delegate
Evan Worrell
(R-WV-18)

West Virginia


Delegate
Kayla Young
(D-WV-35)

West Virginia


Delegate
Mark Zatezalo
(R-WV-1)

West Virginia


Senator
Robert Karnes
(R-WV-11)

West Virginia


Senator
Rupie Phillips Jr.
(R-WV-7)

West Virginia


Senator
Bob Plymale
(D-WV-5)

West Virginia


Senator
Patricia Rucker
(R-WV-16)

West Virginia


Senator
Eric Tarr
(R-WV-4)

West Virginia


Senator
Ryan Weld
(R-WV-1)

West Virginia


Senator
Jack Woodrum
(R-WV-10)

Wisconsin


Representative
Clint Moses
(R-WI-29)

Legislative Alerts



NUTS & BOLTS OF ADVOCACY

How A Bill Becomes A Law: What's Next for The RPM Act 

 

How does a bill become a law? That question is like someone asking how to build a winning race car; it's a little bit more complicated than it may first appear. There are several ways to get it done, and it's certainly harder to do than one would hope. It also takes more time and more money than you initially thought. 

   

A bill, just like a race car, starts with an idea. The Recognizing the Protection of Motorsports Act, known as the RPM Act, started as a simple idea: to protect Americans' right to convert street vehicles into dedicated race cars and the motorsports industry's ability to sell products that enable racers to compete.   

 

The video above explains the paths a bill can take to become a law and the possible obstacles along the way.  

 

If you support the RPM Act and want to see this critical bill become a law, SEMA urges you to share this video with several of your friends, write letters to your lawmakers telling them to pass the bill, and do everything in your power to keep the RPM Act top of mind until it becomes a law.   

 

If you love racing, the RPM Act is critical to protect Americans' right to convert street vehicles into dedicated race cars, and the motorsports parts industry's ability to sell products that enable racers to compete. For more information, visit saveourracecars.com

 

The RPM Act is one of the many advocacy efforts supported by SEMA. For details on the enthusiast-based SEMA Individual Membership, visit https://www.sema.org/individual-membership/. For more information on SEMA membership for business, visit https://www.sema.org/get-involved.

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