Wilson Presented Inaugural Political Forum Award for Advocacy

Jun 21, 2011
Press Release


(Washington, DC) – Congressman Joe Wilson (SC-02) released the following statement after being presented with the inaugural Political Forum Award for Advocacy by the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) this past Saturday at the AAHOA national convention in Las Vegas, Nevada:


“Having worked side-by-side with the Asian American hotel owner community over the last thirty years, I am honored to be the first recipient of this annual award. The hospitality industry is one of America’s primary job creators. Hotels and motels across the country have consistently provided and promoted job growth for millions of people across the country.

“Founded in 1989, AAHOA’s 10,000 members collectively own more than 20,000 hotels in the United States valued at over $128 billion. It is one of the fastest-growing organizations in the hospitality industry and is strongly represented in the Second Congressional District of South Carolina. I am proud of its many accomplishments.”