What is RPAC?
RPAC stands for Realtor Political Action Committee. RPAC was created in 1969 and raises funds voluntarily from members of GPAR and other REALTOR® associations for use in issues, campaigns, and contributions to political candidates at federal, state, and local levels. The goal of RPAC is to establish the real estate industry as a concerned and involved constituency that gives active support to political candidates who recognize the needs of REALTORS® and property owners. RPAC is bipartisan in its selection of candidates. The program and platform of each individual candidate, rather than a party label, determines whom RPAC supports. RPAC dollars increase the visibility of the real estate industry. By joining forces with REALTORS® across the country, you create a powerful force to educate local, state, and federal elected officials about the issues that matter most to you.
What are the advantages of RPAC to a REALTOR®?
- Increases your political impact ‐ RPAC significantly increases the impact of your personal political dollars in a candidate’s campaign because you pull your contribution with the thousands of other REALTORS®.
- Sends a message ‐ When your contribution is made through RPAC, candidates cannot misunderstand the issues that are important to you and your profession.
- Gives you a national impact ‐ Many citizens believe they should support and try to influence just their own lawmakers. Yet, in the House of Representatives, there are 434 other members whose votes count on your issues just as much as the one vote cast by your own representative.
GPAR’s 2021 RPAC Leading Investors
Janis Benstock ◦ Lawrence DiFranco ◦ Karrie Gavin
Eileen Gray ◦ Craig Lerch ◦ David Lombardo
Carlos Masip ◦ Christopher Mattioli ◦ Joseph Rey
Mark Turner ◦ Jeanne Whipple
Joshua Allen ◦ Ron Bruno ◦ Patricia Chapnick ◦ Annette Collier
Constance Gillespie ◦ Jacqui Greenberg ◦ Glen Guadalupe ◦ Lindsay Johnston
Meredith Kirschner ◦ Robert Kuoch ◦ John Malloy ◦ Jacob Markovitz
Deborah Nye ◦ Suzanne Petruzel ◦ Lisa Risco ◦ Lisa Silveri
Linc Slipakoff ◦ Janice Smalley
Investing in RPAC allows us to determine the quality of our future in the industry. Visit here to learn more about the benefits of the four RPAC Major Investor levels.