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 2021 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
Pam Lightsey

Tia Allen
Kim Bragg
Lloyd DeFoor
Carol Duggan
Jan Grizzaffi
Angela Lopez
Jennifer Parker
Jenny Viger

Tom Blanchard
Don Bosse
Abigail Caffee
Jim Courson

Debra Franco
Kelly Gates

Ann Gavin
D
ean Grizzaffi
Emily Knodel
Kim Pond
Sonia Salazar

Teresa Tiller
Chuck Tolbert
Tiffany Tuley
Maria Vaill

 

Stacie Adkins
Eric Crawford
Brandi Ledford
Sheri Melton
Sherri Murphey
Sallie Shuford
Terri Thomas
Henry Wadsworth
Regina Wadsworth
Barbara Willis
Lili Youngblood

 
Shari Alexander
Jessica Brown
Claudio Carrasco
Katherine Carrasco
Karen Cortez
Kim Courson
Laura Dobbins
Andrew Duncan
Marie Geary
Elana Hoodenpyle
Matt Kelly
Donatella Key
William Lamb
Jamie Long
Gary Melton
Gloria Marsella
Derya Martin
Catherine Metts
Carey Miller
Nancy Powell
Larry Ramsey
Ivan Randolph
Susan Salisbury
Dennis Smith
Giri Venkatram
Stacie Wells

 

 
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.