Rep. Jackie Walorski's impact remembered by RV industry
ELKHART, Ind. -- Rep. Jackie Walorski spent a lot of her career advocating for the RV industry and she's had a lasting impact on Michiana businesses.
Walorski was one of the founding members of the RV caucus, who also represented and advocated for the industry and its members often in congress.
Back in 2014, Walorski introduced the Recreational Vehicle Certainty Act of 2014, which provided clear clarification on what an RV is, as well as important distinctions between RVs and manufactured homes.
In 2021, she introduced the Travel Trailer and Camper Tax Parity Act, which would fix a provision in a tax code and therefore make all travel trailers and campers equal.
Walorski was also instrumental in the Great American Outdoors Act – which provided maintenance for critical facilities in national parks where many camp out in their RVs.
She worked with Congress and state senators to further look into issues that were impactful for the RV industry.
The congresswoman worked on numerous tax parities and was very involved with the RV Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart and its annual power breakfast.
BJ Thompson is on the executive committee for the RVMH Hall of Fame, who says Walorski was always willing to help out the industry – bringing attention to anything from aluminum or steel tariffs to supply issues.
Her impact on the industry will be felt for years to come.