Specialty Equipment Market Assn

Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) of the automobile aftermarket was formed in 1963 by Roy Richter, Ed Iskenderian, Willie Garner, Bob Hedman, John Bartlett, Phil Weiand, Jr., Al Segal, Dean Moon, and Vic Edelbrock, Jr. and now consists of 6,764 companies worldwide, bringing together aftermarket manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, media, car dealers, specialty equipment distributors, installers, retailers and restoration specialists.

Source: Wikipedia

Campaign Finance

Information

Figures are based on itemized contributions reported to the Federal Election Commission and state agencies. Please note that:

  • contributions under $200 are not reported, and so are not included in totals.
  • only contributions from individuals and organizations to candidates are included. Various accounting measures and more exotic contribution types are excluded.
  • contributions are matched based on organization and recipient name reported within each election cycle. Contributions using an incorrect or non-standard version of the name may be missed.
  • corporate name changes and mergers may cause figures to differ from those of the Center for Responsive Politics.
  • organization totals include known subsidiaries of the organization.

For more information, please see our campaign finance methodology page. Lobbyist bundling data is described on our lobbyist bundling methodology page.

Latest FEC Data

covers through committee's December 31, 2012 filing.
  • Summary

    overview of the committee's finances
    Total Raised:
    $78,470
    Total Spent:
    $72,000
    Cash on Hand:
    $134,579
    Debts:
    $0

Standardized Donation Information

covers roughly through Q4 2013. may lag behind FEC section above, as donors and industries are identified by hand.
  • Top Recipients

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    Organization's PAC(s)
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    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
  • Republicans vs. Democrats

    in dollars
  • State vs. Federal

    in dollars
  • Top PAC Recipients

    PAC Color Block
    Organization's PAC(s)
    Employee Color Block
    Associated Individuals
    Includes contributions from the organization’s employees, their family members, and its political action committee.
View all campaign finance data for Specialty Equipment Market Assn Sources: OpenSecrets.org FollowTheMoney.org

Lobbying

$680,000 Spent
Information

Figures are based on lobbying activity reported to the Senate Office of Public Records. Reported dollar amounts are required to be accurate only to the nearest $20,000. For organizations whose primary business is lobbying, we display total income and top clients. For organizations that are not primarily lobbying firms, we display total amount spent on lobbying and top lobbying firms hired.

For more information, please see our lobbying methodology page.

covers roughly through Q4, 2013

Lobbying on Behalf of Specialty Equipment Market Assn

  • Names of Lobbyists
  • Firm Hired Amount
    Specialty Equipment Market Assn $680,000
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Lobbying Issues
    • Automotive Industry,
    • Copyright, Patent & Trademark,
    • Environment & Superfund,
    • Health Issues,
    • Labor, Antitrust & Workplace,
    • Real Estate & Land Use,
    • Taxes
  • Most Frequently Disclosed Bills
    Bill No. Title
    H.R.3010 Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011
    S.1606 Regulatory Accountability Act of 2011
    H.R.966 Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2011
    H.R.1325 AMERICA Works Act
    S.1247 America Recruits Act of 2011
    H.R.3274 Low Volume Motor Vehicle Manufacturers Act of 2011
    H.R.4 Small Business Paperwork Mandate Elimination Act of 2011
    H.R.75 Automobile Dealers Fair Competition Act of 2011
    H.R.97 Free Industry Act
    H.R.123 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to make certain tax relief permanent, and to repeal the estate tax.
View all lobbying data for Specialty Equipment Market Assn Sources: OpenSecrets.org

Regulations

Mentioned in 4 dockets; Submitted to 1 docket
Information

All data is based on documents downloaded from Regulations.gov. The first table shows mentions: all documents that include the name of the company anywhere in the document or document metadata. The second table shows submissions: all documents where the submitter metadata included the company name. Each table shows the top 10 dockets, ranked by number of occurrences.

Matches are based on a search for the company name. Variations in the company name, such as acronyms, nicknames or alternate names may cause documents to be missed. The mention of a company name in a document may be incidental and does not necessarily indicate that the company has any relevance to the document. Company names that are common English words may erroneously match with text that is not referring to the company.

Not all agencies submit public comments to Regulations.gov. For a list of participating and non-participating agencies see here. Agencies that do submit to Regulations.gov have varying levels of accuracy and completeness.

Regulations and public comments can be downloaded in bulk here.