The House and Senate RV Caucus Members are the champions for the RV industry and RV lifestyle on Capitol Hill. These Members of Congress advocate on behalf of the RV industry on issues such as campground modernization, tax and trade issues. Here we feature one of the newest members of the House RV Caucus.

As a result of our 2018 Advocacy Day last June, Representative Tom Emmer of Minnesota’s 6th congressional district joined the House RV Caucus. Representative Emmer first took office in January 2015, after Michele Bachmann vacated the seat. He has already been a champion for the RV industry, most notably in 2018, by sponsoring the Travel Trailer and Camper Technical Correction Act (H.R. 6969) to try to fix the floor plan financing deductibility issue which arose from the 2017 tax bill. 

Born in South Bend, Ind., he moved to Minnesota at a young age and attended St. Thomas Academy outside of Saint Paul. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, followed by his Juris Doctor from William Mitchell College of Law in Saint Paul, Minn. Emmer practiced law for several years following graduation, eventually opening his own law firm where he dedicated the next 20 years of his career.

In 2004, he decided to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives, following incumbent Republican State Representative Dick Borrell’s retirement. He defeated Democrat Lori M. Schmidt and served from 2004-2008.  

Representative Emmer serves on the Committee on Financial Services and the Republican Study Committee. He was also elected this year by his peers to serve as Chair of the National Republican Congressional Committee, putting him into the top leadership of his party in the House.

Welcome to the RV Caucus, Representative Emmer!

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Header and teaser image photo credit: MinnPost/Terry Gydesen