GAR Government Affairs/RPAC

Maureen O'Keeffe

2019 Government Affairs

Committee Chairman

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Why should you contribute to RPAC?  As a North Carolina REALTOR®, you might wonder how RPAC saves you money. Click on the calculator to find out.

RPAC is effective because it allows REALTORS® to work with all parties to enact legislation that protects the real estate industry, current and future homeowners, the real estate-based economy and property rights. Not only is RPAC the most nonpartisan political action committee in the nation--it is the most successful.

Contributions to RPAC are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. Contributions are voluntary and are used for political purposes. Suggested amounts are merely guidelines and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amounts. The National Association of REALTORS® and its state and local associations will not favor or disadvantage any member because of the amount contributed or a decision not to contribute. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. Your contribution is split between National RPAC and the State PAC in your state. NC RPAC supports the efforts of National RPAC and contributes a portion of its contributions to National RPAC. Contact your State Association or PAC for information about the percentages of your contribution provided to National RPAC and to the State PAC. The National RPAC portion is used to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116. In-kind contributions/donations are not included for the purposes of the National RPAC State PAC split. NC law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, job title or profession and name of employer or employee's specific field for each individual whose contributions aggregate is in excess of $50 in an election cycle. Contributions can only be accepted from individuals in the form of personal checks or credit cards. Contributions from corporations or business entities cannot be accepted. This solicitation was paid for by NC RPAC.

GAR is extremely proud of the commitment of its members to RPAC and the recognition we have received from NC Realtors®.

GAR 2018

REALTORS® saved $8,427 as a result of legislative action preventing the taxation of real estate services and commissions.*

A key component of the REALTOR® Party is the North Carolina REALTORS® Political Action Committee (NC REALTORS® PAC). The sole purpose of NC REALTORS® PAC is to help elect real estate-friendly candidates to public office.

NC REALTORS® PAC supports candidates who understand and champion the interests of North Carolina REALTORS®, regardless of their political affiliation. NC REALTORS® PAC backs candidates in primary, general, and run-off elections.

NC REALTORS® PAC is effective because it allows REALTORS® to work with all political parties to enact legislation that protects the real estate industry, current and future homeowners, the real estate-based economy and private property rights. Not only is NC REALTORS® PAC one of the most nonpartisan political action committees in the state–it is the most successful.

Why should you invest in NC REALTORS® PAC?

Consider RPAC’s record from the 2016 election cycle.

  • 94% of RPAC-supported candidates for the North Carolina General Assembly won.

  • 100% of RPAC-supported candidates for the U.S. Congress won.

NC REALTORS® PAC Trustees are elected and appointed to serve for staggered three year terms. The purpose of the Trustees is to determine the best use and disbursement of available NC REALTORS® PAC funds.

 

2018 Officers

Disclaimer:

The following disclaimer must be included on ALL RPAC Materials: Contributions are not deductible for income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by your state PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your state reaches its RPAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 2 U.S. C. 411a; after the state PAC reaches its RPAC goal it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.

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