Today at the Illinois Association of REALTORS® headquarters, IAR Statehouse lobbyists met with Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-41) and Republican State Senate Campaign Committee Director Ryan Cudney, who presented their slate of candidates for the upcoming elections.
In coming weeks, IAR Governmental Affairs staff and REALTOR® members will continue these meetings with both parties in the House and Senate as we have a long-established, bipartisan track record of supporting Democrats and Republicans. There are 23 open seats in the Illinois House and 14 in the Illinois Senate. Political strategy meetings and face-to-face candidate interviews are happening all across the state led by REALTOR® volunteers and IAR local Government Affairs Directors (GADs) to prepare for the important decisions that the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) Trustees make regarding support of candidates for federal, state and local office in the November 6 General Election.
The bottom line for deciding which candidates to support: Will the candidate be supportive of REALTOR® issues and promote a healthy economic environment for the business of real estate?
Remember, REALTORS® can make a difference in this election!
We know REALTORS® vote. In the 2010 election, nearly 70% of REALTORS® who were registered turned out to vote, compared to 51% among voters overall.
Stay informed about the candidates who support the real estate business and make sure you are registered to vote [link http://www.elections.il.gov/ ] by October 9, 2012. Learn more atwww.IARActionCenter.org (IAR member login required).