An ACCA member can now answer to the title “congressman.”

Randy Weber of Pearland, Texas, will replace the retiring Republican Ron Paul in Texas’ 14th District. He won with 54 percent of the Nov. 6 vote, and will join a number of other Air Conditioning Contractors of America members in the lower chamber.

"This is a significant milestone for ACCA and small business HVACR contractors," said Paul T. Stalknecht, the ACCA president and CEO. "It doesn’t matter where you live — even if you’re far away from Randy’s district — electing an ACCA member to Congress means one of our own has a voice in every debate in the U.S. House of Representatives. Special recognition goes to all those ACCA members who helped get Randy Weber elected. ACCA-PAC, the only political action committee funded with the voluntary contributions of HVACR contractors, supported him and other pro-small businesses candidates."