Price is Right for FCC staffer

Price is Right for FCC staffer

The Washington Auto Shows popular car giveaway contest, The Price is Right, always seems to be won by numbers-crunching federal government workers. Maybe that makes sense for an event where contestants try to guess the cost of a package, which this year featured a 2014 Hyundai Sonata and an all-expense paid trip to Los Angeles to watch a live taping of the TV show of the same name.

This year, the loaded, limited edition Sonata and trip to the west coast was won by Bill Levenson, who is with the Federal Communications Commission. The trip includes airfare, ground transfers and two nights at a Hollywood hotel. The Washington Area Hyundai Dealers sponsored the contest.

As a federal civil servant, Levenson said he attends the Auto Show each year during the Sneak Peek Preview for U.S. operatives, industry and media. He calls the show the best way to bring in the new year. Although hes a longstanding Auto Show attendee and self-described car enthusiast, Levenson owns no car himself, living in DC and able to get around, he says, without one. Having now won a Sonata, he cant say that anymore.

To get a phone call like this is real amazing, he said of his call from WAS Chairman Kevin Reilly of Alexandria Hyundai. I definitely look forward to having [the car] and enjoying it.

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