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 2022 RPAC Leading Investors
Emily Q Wang
Algernong Allen ◦ John Barry ◦ Janis Benstock ◦ Robert Elfant ◦ Joseph Fluehr
Karrie Gavin ◦ Asher Kahn ◦ Robert Kuoch ◦ Craig Lerch ◦ David Lombardo
Carlos Masip ◦ Christopher Mattioli ◦ Joseph Rey ◦ Mark Turner ◦ Jeanne Whipple
Joshua Allen ◦ Annette Collier ◦ Anastasia Dawan ◦ Tam D’Angelo ◦ Lawrence DiFranco ◦ Christian Ferraro Kristen Foote Jacqui Greenberg ◦ Lindsay Johnston ◦ Elizabeth Kaderabek ◦ Natalie Kowalchuk ◦ William Kwasniewski ◦ John Malloy
Jacob Markovitz ◦ Eliza Michiels ◦ Brittany Nettles ◦ Amber Noble ◦ Deborah Nye ◦ Mona Plumer ◦ Charissa Prince-Ferdinand ◦ Franz Rabauer ◦ Rachel Reilly ◦ Lisa Risco
Pamela Rosser-Thistle ◦ Linc Slipakoff ◦ Janice Smalley ◦ Stephen Stiles ◦ Melissa Torpie
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.