ACCA Releases Statement on Midterm Elections

November 7, 2018

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) released the following statement from Barton James, interim President and CEO, following the November 6, 2018 midterm elections:

“ACCA welcomes the opportunity to work with new and returning members of the House and Senate and governors across the country. Serving in elected office is a tireless, and often thankless, job, and ACCA congratulates each candidate who was chosen to serve the American people.

“ACCA is especially proud of the HVAC contractors and ACCA members who were elected to public office. Bill Lee, of Lee Company in Nashville, TN, a longtime industry leader, ACCA member, and 2017 ACCA Contractor of the Year, was elected as the Governor of Tennessee. In Congress, Markwayne Mullin, Randy Weber, and Daniel Webster were all re-elected to serve in the House of Representatives. ACCA has built great working relationships with each of these contractors and we look forward to their commonsense leadership as ACCA works to address contractors’ legislative and regulatory priorities.

“The HVAC industry is the backbone of our economy, responsible for keeping our food fresh, our IT and data centers operational, making modern medicine possible, providing essential comfort and healthy air to hundreds of millions of Americans, and employing millions of skilled workers. It is essential that policy makers understand the essential role that contractors play in our economy.

“ACCA looks forward to working with the new Congress, the Trump administration, and policy makers across the country on workforce development programs, reducing regulatory burdens, and expanding tax reform.”


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ACCA is a non-profit association serving more than 60,000 professionals and 4,000 businesses in the indoor environment and energy services community. Our member firms are the nation's most professional contracting businesses, serving residential and commercial customers in every state. With roots stretching back a century, ACCA was incorporated in its present form nearly 50 years ago. Today, ACCA sets the standards for quality comfort systems, provides leading-edge education for contractors and their employees, and fights for the interests of professional contractors throughout the nation. Learn more about ACCA here.