By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff
Rep. Posey (center) accepts an award from Doug Evans, SEMA’s immediate past-chair/secretary of the Board of Directors (left) and Chris Kersting, SEMA’s President and CEO.
U.S. Representative Bill Posey (R-FL) is a former racer and has been one of SEMA’s strongest allies in Congress since he was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2008. As the House co-chair of the Congressional Automotive Performance & Motorsports Caucus, SEMA works closely with Congressman Posey and his staff. This longstanding relationship dates back to Rep. Posey’s days in the Florida State Legislature, when SEMA worked with him to pass laws simplifying the process for titling and registering street rods, creating a new classification for custom vehicles and exempting vehicles that occasionally transport personal property to a motorsports facility from commercial motor carrier regulations.
Eddy Dunn (left), owner of Truck City Accessories, and Rick Podliska from Rep. Posey’s office outside of the company’s Melbourne, Florida, showroom.
Earlier this week, Rick Podliska, senior policy adviser to Rep. Posey, and Kyra Thomas, executive assistant, sat down with Eddy Dunn, owner of Truck City Accessories, at the company’s Melbourne, Florida, showroom. Established in 1993, Truck City Accessories retails and installs a wide variety of products for trucks, RVs and SUVs. Products range from bed caps, liners and extenders to hitches, grilles, running boards, lighting and exhaust systems, to name a few.
“It was a pleasure to host key members of Representative Posey’s staff at Truck City Accessories,” said Dunn. “As a small-business owner, I appreciated Rick and Kyra taking time to meet with me. We had a great discussion on the topics important to me and other SEMA members, including the current economy and our ability to gain access to the financing needed to continue growing our business.”
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