REALTOR® Political Action Committee
What Is RPAC?
The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) advocates on behalf of REALTORS® and real estate issues that benefit you and me. RPAC is non-partisan in its selection of candidates. Now more than ever, it is critical for REALTORS® across America to come together and speak with one voice about the stability a sound and dynamic real estate market brings to our communities. From city hall to the state house to the U.S. Capitol, our elected officials are making decisions that have a huge impact on the bottom line of REALTORS® and their clients. Through the support of REALTORS® like you, the REALTOR® Party represents your interests.
RPAC has been successful on many issues but we know there are still more on the horizon. For example, we continue to hear a lot of discussion about expanding the sales tax on services that could include real estate services and your commission. RPAC will continue to monitor these and many other emerging issues going forward.
The REALTOR® Party
The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to advance public policies and candidates that build strong communities, protect property interests and promote a vibrant business environment.
VOTE FOR REALTOR® PARTY CANDIDATES
REALTOR® Party candidates are those whom best represent the values and interests of the homeowners and the real estate market.
ACT ON REALTOR® PARTY ISSUES
From time to time, MIBOR will issue calls for action encouraging you to communicate directly with your legislator. The Member Industry and Advocacy Department monitors issues that are important to your business and will send messages to you directly or publish articles in REALTOR® Weekly requesting your assistance. Be sure MIBOR REALTOR® Association has your most up-to-date contact information.
To sign up for REALTOR® Party alerts to your mobile phone, you can text REALTORS to 30644, or follow the link below to sign up online.
INVEST IN RPAC
100 percent of your investments to the PAC are used to support candidates at the national, state and local levels who understand and support REALTOR® issues. It is imperative that RPAC exists and continues to grow as other associations and interest groups have established their own PACs. In order for our healthy real-estate industry to grow and thrive, REALTORS® must be present and heard from in Washington, D.C., Statehouses, and City Halls across the country. RPAC provides this opportunity directly through your investments. Your investments in RPAC help the industry by supporting pro-REALTOR® candidates and issues, in addition to promoting and encouraging dialogue between elected officials and REALTORS®.
The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to advance The MIBOR RPAC Trustees are comprised of the following positions: Fifteen(15) REALTOR® members representing the geographic areas and divisions of MIBOR - Boone, Brown, Decatur, Eastern, Greater Downtown, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Montgomery, Morgan, Northside, Shelby and Southside; one (1) appraiser representative, one (1) commercial/industrial representative, three (3) REALTOR® members at-large, MIBOR President – Elect, one (1) affiliate member representative, and one (1) MIBOR member serving as an IAR RPAC Trustee.
Contact the committee liaison, Lacey Everett | Director of Political Affairs and Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or get involved.
Your 2021 RPAC Trustees
- Zach Miller – Chair
- Mandi Cheesman - At Large
- Megan Peyton - At Large
- Lisa Treadwell - At Large
- Josh Hargis – Affiliate
- Jordan Kornmann - Commercial/Industrial
- Bernice Helman – IAR Trustee
- Phil Ludlow – Boone County
- Cameron Harris – Eastern
- Doug Dilling – Greater Downtown
- Kathy Hall - Hancock County
- Evan Elliott - Hamilton County
- Angie Garard - Johnson County
- Steve Thompson – Madison County
- Rusty Carter - Montgomery County
- Carole Snyder - Morgan County
- Rick Daves – Shelby/Decatur Counties
- Rob Lather - Southside
How does RPAC make an impact on issues that affect the real estate industry, your clients, and your business?
- Passed Montgomery County's first comprehensive plan
- Permanently capped property taxes
- Passed improved financing options for condos
- Defeated a local $25 permit fee proposal for real estate signs
- Stopped a proposal to require video inspection of the sewer lateral line at point of sale, which would have resulted in required replacement of pipes if they were not new PVC material, regardless if issues were present
- Stopped a rental ordinance in Greenwood that would prohibit a homeowner from renting their house for 3 years after taking ownership
- Serve on task forces and provide consultation to municipalities on sign ordinances
- Defeated rental registry proposals in Lawrence, Lebanon, Plainfield and Beech Grove
- Passed Lebanon, Crawfordsville, Carmel and Indianapolis school referenda
- Defeated $100 inspection fee for rentals
- Passed Marion County Transit Plan Referendum, which will result in a 70% increase of bus service for the entire county
- Short-term rental regulations
- Landlord registries
- Illegal sign ordinances
- Preserving private property rights and homeownership
- Defeating sales tax on commissions and services proposals
- Housing affordability - barriers and opportunities