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:

  •      In 2020, played a key role in the process to have real estate deemed critical infrastructure, and REALTORS were listed as
         essential workers.​     
  •      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 2022 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

 

Ryan Brashear
Kim Bragg
Kelly Gates
Pam Lightsey
Jenny Viger

John DeFoor
Lloyd DeFoor
Carol Duggan
Debbie Franco
Jan Grizzaffi
Angela Sorapuru-Lopez

Donatella Armstrong-Key
Ashley Wilson

Eric Crawford
Gerilyn deLaurentys
Philip Jones
Brandi Ledford
Sonia Salazar
Kristen Stouffer
Henry Wadsworth

 

 

Stacie Adkins
Carmen Blanchard-Stitt
Abigail Caffee
Ray Corujo
Samantha Corujo
Kyna Curtis
Dean Grizzaffi
James Hamby
Kristen Harper
Kyria Jefferies
Teresa McArthur
Frank Mears
Lisa Medders
Jennifer Parker
Kim Pond
Nancy Powell
Stacy Pulliam
Kasey Singleton
Joan Steinberg
Terri Thomas
Teresa Tiller
Chuck Tolbert
Tiffany Tuley
Lili Youngblood
Christina Barnes
Porsha Beasley
Angie Bella
Andrea Bowles
Dwight Bowling
Liz Bragg
Jessica Brown
Emily Hadden
Elana Hoodenpyle
Louie Hydrick
Gloria Marsella
Derya Martin
Greg Martin
Michel Niehus
Carey Pifer
Marcene Powell
Larry Ramsey
Ivan Randolph
Sherry Sanders
Melvin Speight
Nancy Torchia
Maria Vaill
Regina Wadsworth
Debra Weisz

 

 
2021 NAR President Circle Members:  

Kim Bragg, Ryan Brashear, Gerilyn DeLaurentys, Jennifer Parker, Kim Pond, and Jennifer Viger.
 

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.