Over $225,000 invested by King County RPAC Hall-of-Famers
The National Association of REALTORS® political action committee (RPAC) consistently ranks among the most well-funded PACs that contribute to federal candidates, thanks to the investments of its REALTOR® members. According to Thoughtco.com, “RPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates that support the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood.” RPAC is bipartisan, splitting its support to Republican and Democrat candidates almost evenly.
In 2004, Lennox Scott of John L. Scott Real Estate became the first REALTOR® in Washington state to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for the National Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee. The Hall of Fame recognizes dedicated members who have made a significant commitment to the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC) over the years by investing an aggregate lifetime amount of at least $25,000.
“I invest in RPAC because this is our industry. Contributing to our industry is about making sure that our clients have the rights and opportunities to homeownership,” said Scott, who will be honored again this year for reaching $100,000 lifetime support to RPAC during the May REALTORS® Legislative Meetings & Trade Expo. “Being involved with RPAC is about building strong communities and therefore a strong nation.”
Russ Hokanson, CEO of the Seattle King County REALTORS®, will also be inducted into the Hall of Fame during this year’s NAR meeting in Washington, DC. “I began investing in RPAC my first month on the job 25 years ago. It’s important for leaders to walk the talk when it comes to supporting our advocacy efforts,” said Hokanson. “Every REALTOR® should make investing in RPAC a habit.”
Other Seattle King County REALTOR® members who have been inducted into the Hall of Fame include:
- 2008 – Keith Nelson, Executive Real Estate
- 2009 – Daniel Kennedy, Coldwell Banker Bain
- 2014 – Terry Miller, Coldwell Banker Bain
- 2015 – Beverly Read, Windermere Real Estate
Want to get even more out of your RPAC investment? Join us for the REALTOR® Wine & Spirits Auction on April 18, where you can bid on amazing bottles of wine, spirits, gift baskets and more, and every dollar you bid is your investment in RPAC. Register here.
RPAC is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2019. It’s the only political action committee in the country dedicated to furthering the real estate industry! Since 1969, RPAC has been working to advance the American Dream of homeownership by providing critical, non-partisan financial support to help elect REALTOR®-endorsed candidates running for public office who will fight for us and our clients. Take a step toward Hall of Fame status and invest in RPAC online today.