Two members of the State Automotive Enthusiast Leadership Caucus have won seats in the U.S. Congress.

California State Senator Tom McClintock and Florida State Senator Bill Posey were elected in the November 4, 2008 election and will be sworn into the 111th Congress this month in Washington, D.C.

No stranger to SAN members in California, State Senator Tom McClintock has been a long-time supporter of the automotive hobby in the Legislature. In 2004, he worked tirelessly against the repeal of the 30-year rolling emissions exemption in the state.

An avid enthusiast, Florida State Senator Bill Posey introduced and worked to enact the SEMA Street Rod/Custom Vehicle bill in 2007. Posey shared his passion for the hobby by featuring one of his collector cars in a campaign ad.

In addition, fellow caucus members Johnny Key of Arkansas, Bob Huff of California, David Parks of Nevada and Daylin Leach of Pennsylvania were successful in their campaigns to move from the House to the Senate in their respective legislatures.