Welcome to the GPAR voter guide. On this page you will find important information about the candidates that are running for political office at various levels when we are in an election cycle. PHILPAC is GPAR’s political action fund. All local candidate endorsement decisions are determined by a committee of appointed GPAR REALTOR® members. Also included in this guide is information regarding which candidates have received support from the Pennsylvania REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC).
As a non-partisan organization, we recognize that our members have many different political views. The purpose of this guide is not to change those views. It is simply to provide our members with information about which incumbent lawmakers who have been supportive of our issues, and which candidates in ‘open seat’ legislative districts we feel would best protect our industry and private property rights. Open seat recommendations are based on interviews between the candidates of each party and a panel of your REALTOR® colleagues.
Who We Support
2023 PA Municipal Primary Election – Tuesday, May 16, 2023
• Allan Domb (D), #38 on the ballot
• District 7 – Quetcy Lozada (D), #80 on the ballot
• District 8 – Cindy Bass (D), #81 on the ballot
• District 9 – Anthony Phillips (D), #81 on the ballot
• AT-LARGE – Donavan West (D), # 68 on the ballot
• AT-LARGE – Eryn Santamoor (D), #71 on the ballot
• AT-LARGE – Katherine Gilmore Richardson (D), #75 on the ballot
• AT-LARGE – Job Itzkowitz (D), #77 on the ballot
• AT-LARGE – Isaiah Thomas (D), #79 on the ballot
• AT-LARGE – Drew Murray (R), #115 on the ballot
• AT-LARGE – James Hasher (R), #116 on the ballot
For more information about the candidates and upcoming elections, please contact GPAR 215-423-9381. Click here to see races in which Pennsylvania RPAC was involved.
Important Dates to Remember
- Municipal Primary Election: Tuesday, May 16, 2023
- Municipal General Election: Tuesday, November 7, 2023
Register and Get Out to Vote
GPAR encourages REALTORS® to register to vote. If you are a first-time voter, or have recently moved or changed your name, you may need to register or re-register to vote. These are the following ways you can register to vote and find out where to vote.
- Check to see if you’re already registered to vote here.
- Click here to register online.
- Download and print the Pennsylvania state voter registration form or send your full name and mailing address to ST-VOTERREG@pa.gov to have one mailed to you.
- Pick up the registration form at your county elections office.
- Heading to the polls to cast your ballot in person on Election Day? Locate your designated polling place here. All polling places will be open on election day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Absentee ballot applications must be received by Voter Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the primary or election. However, it is recommended that you apply as early as possible to allow time for necessary mailings. Click here for an absentee ballot application.
Voting by Mail
Drop boxes are open throughout Philadelphia to collect your completed mail ballots for the 2023 municipal primary. Planning to vote via mail? Tuesday, May 9, 2023 is the deadline to apply for a mail in ballot, and you can do it online here.
You can also request a mail ballot in person at Philadelphia City Hall. Registered voters can go to the Board of Elections office in Room 140 and apply, vote, and return a ballot all in the same visit. The office is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Mail in ballots must be received by election officials by the time the polls close: 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, 2023. They can be sent back via U.S. mail, but to ensure your ballot arrives in a timely fashion, you can take it by hand to one of 18 drop boxes across the city.
Locate ballot drop boxes accessible 24/7. Each drop-off location is monitored by round-the-clock security cameras, per the Office of City Commissioners.
REALTORS® Running for Office
Are you running for local office? Or do you know a fellow REALTOR® that is running for election to any office? If so, please contact GPAR at 215-423-9381.