What is RPAC? 

REALTORS Political Action Committee (RPAC) is the voice of REALTORS® in government. RPAC raises voluntary funds from REALTORS® and uses those funds to help elect candidates for public office who share our views on issues that affect our industry and shape our communities. By supporting the campaigns of candidates who understand your business, Georgia RPAC ensures that your interests are represented when laws, ordinances, and regulations are being enacted. RPAC only considers support of candidates in regards to their support of real estate and property rights issues. As an organization representing REALTORS®, RPAC doesn’t consider other kinds of issues or political affiliaton. Georgia RPAC has contributed to Democrats, Republicans, and Independents. RPAC looks to build the future by putting dollars in places that will help advance the interests of real estate professionals. RPAC is insurance for our industry. Your RPAC investment is used to support candidates locally, as well as at the state level. A portion of the state's RPAC funds is forwarded to support national candidates.  For more information, please visit these sites:  https://garealtor.com/advocacy/  or https://realtorparty.realtor/


Voting Information:
To register to vote, please visit, https://vote.gov/. Area Board of Elections websites are:
Richmond County, GA:  https://www.augustaga.gov/2774/Board-of-Elections
Columbia County, GA:  https://www.columbiacountyga.gov/county/voting-and-results
McDuffie County, GA:  https://www.thomson-mcduffie.com/elections
Burke County, GA:  https://burkecounty-ga.gov/departments/elections-and-registration
Lincoln County, GA:  https://www.lincolncountyga.com/elections
Washington County, GA:  https://washingtoncountyga.gov/departments/office-of-registrarelections/
Wilkes County, GA: https://www.countyoffice.org/wilkes-county-board-of-elections-washington-ga-f31/
Aiken County, SC:  https://www.aikencountysc.gov/DspDept?qDeptID=RNE
Edgefield County, SC:  https://edgefieldcounty.sc.gov/recreation-2-2/


How does RPAC benefit  your business?

Whether you are a broker-owner or a part-time agent, politics directly impacts your profitability. Here in Georgia, RPAC has helped us accomplish numerous legislative victories:

  • ​     Blocked a 6% state sales tax on real estate commissions!
  •      Passing legislation to allow REALTORS® to engage in short sale sales which had previously been interpreted by the state Banking          Department as illegal
  •      Successfully limiting local government’s ability to register vacant/foreclosed properties by creating statewide standards for all local           governments to follow
  •      Protecting REALTORS®’ ability to collect and distribute escrow funds
  •      Defeating legislation to mandate a termite inspection prior to closing
  •      Preventing statewide point-of-sale plumbing retrofit mandates
  •      Passing legislation to reform Georgia’s property tax assessment and appeals process
  •      Preventing cities and counties in Georgia from charging individual agents a business license fee for each jurisdiction in which they          conduct business

 

RPAC Levels and our 2020 Contributors - thank you for your support!

Golden R
$5,000 then 
$2,000 Annually
Crystal R
$2,500 then
$1,000 Annually
Sterling R
$1,000 Annually
Ambassador
$500-$999
Annually
Capitol Club
$200-$499
Annually
$99 Club
$99-$199
Annually
   

Tom Blanchard
Kim Bragg
Lloyd DeFoor
Gerilyn deLaurentys
Philip Jones
Pam Lightsey
Jennifer Parker
Kim Pond

Eric Crawford
Carol Duggan
Debra Franco
Brandi Ledford
Wendy Powell
Kristen Stouffer
Terri Thomas
Teresa Tiller
Jenny Viger
Lili Youngblood

 
Donatella Armstrong-Key
Pat Goodwin
Jan Grizzaffi
Greg Honeymichel
Louie Hydrick
Michele Johnson
Emily Knodel
Todd Luckey
Derya Martin
Sherry Sanders
Angela Sorapuru
Jennifer Stewart
Heather Story
Regina Wadsworth
Terry Wilber
Ashley Wilson
Farrah Barber
Andrea Bowles
Jessica Brown
Kim Courson
Sheila Griffin
Dean Grizzaffi
Angie Hogan
Elana Hoodenpyle
Andrea Johnson
BJ Jordan
Gloria Marsella
Teresa McArthur
Geneice McCoy
Justine McDonald
Lisa Medders
Macey Miller
Delores Moore
Vicki Owens-Law
Natalie Poteete
Nancy Powell
Jaime Putnam
Sonia Salazar
Amy Scherer
Sallie Shuford
Dennis Smith
Tiffany Tuley
Maria Vaill
Franziska Valerius
Debra Weisz
Shawna Woodward

 

VOTE     *       ACT      *      INVEST

  • Support REALTOR Champions at local & state primaries and general  elections
  • Receive texts on important issues and respond to Calls For Action by texting "GA REALTORS" to 30644 and join the REALTOR Party Mobile Alerts System
  • Contribute to RPAC

 

Broker Involvement Program (BIP): 
A program open to broker-owners or managing brokers to stay informed of important issues affecting the real estate profession from NAR. Once a Call For Action (CFA) is released, NAR will alert brokers though e-mail and the CFA is automatically delivered to the broker's agents using the broker's name and logo in the message. Enrollment in the program is simple, click here to get started! 

 

GAAR Mission:  Provide the education, resources, guidance and advocacy necessary to ensure our members reflect the highest professional and ethical standards within the community while promoting and protecting private property rights and home ownership.