AAHOA statement on the Georgia special election


WASHINGTON, June 20, 2017 – Asian American Hotel Owners Association President and CEO Chip Rogers released the following statement regarding the Georgia special election in the 6th Congressional District:

“Congratulations to Karen Handel on her hard-fought win tonight in the most expensive U.S. House race in history. As the home of AAHOA’s headquarters is near Perimeter Center in Atlanta, AAHOA has always enjoyed a unique relationship with the representative from the 6th Congressional District of Georgia and we look forward to building the same with Representative-Elect Handel. We are very grateful to both candidates for running to make America a better place to live and work.”

Note: Former Georgia Republican secretary of state Karen Handel defeated former Democratic House staffer Jon Ossoff, according to the Associated Press call of the race. Handel replaces former Republican Rep. Tom Price, who is now the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

AAHOA is the largest hotel owners association in the world. The more than 16,000 AAHOA members own almost one in every two hotels in the United States. With billions of dollars in property assets and hundreds of thousands of employees, AAHOA members are core economic contributors in virtually every community in the United States. As an association, AAHOA is a proud defender of free enterprise and the foremost current-day example of realizing the American Dream.


For more information, contact: Brandon VerVelde, 202-945-4954, [email protected].


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