Monday, the Alabama REALTORS® Political Action Committee (ARPAC), the political arm of the Alabama Association of REALTORS®, has made its endorsement of candidates for the primary election to be held on March 3. The National Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee has also announced who it will be supporting for the U.S. House of Representatives races.
In House District One the REALTORS endorsed State Representative Chris Pringle (R-Mobile). In House District Two the REALTORS endorsed Dothan businessman Jeff Coleman (R). Both of these races are for open seats.
The list includes candidates for the Public Service Commission, Supreme Court, and Civil and Criminal Appeals. ARPAC said that the candidates endorsed exhibit a commitment to homeownership, private property rights, and economic growth and development.
“The real estate industry and Alabama’s economy are dependent upon each other to remain healthy and thriving,” said Forrest Meadows, ARPAC Trustees Chair. “We look for candidates who understand the relationship between the two, and share the REALTOR® vision of protecting private property owners against harmful legislation and fighting for policies that will aid in the development of prosperous communities and businesses across the state.”
“We feel strongly that these candidates will work hard to ensure private property rights remain a top priority and support efforts for economic growth and homeownership in Alabama,” said Jeremy Walker, Alabama REALTORS® Chief Executive Officer.
For the Alabama Public Service Commission, ARPAC has endorsed incumbent President Twinkle Cavanaugh (R).
For the Alabama Supreme Court Place 2, ARPAC endorses incumbent Associate Justice: Brad Mendheim (R).
For the Alabama Civil Court of Appeals, ARPAC endorses Judge Bill Thompson (R) for Place 1 and State Rep. Matt Fridy (R).
For the Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals, ARPAC endorses incumbent Judge Mary Windom (R) for Place 1 and incumber Judge Beth Kellum (R) in Place 2.
The National Association of REALTORS® endorsed all of the Alabama congressional incumbents who are seeking re-election.
The National Association of REALTORS® supports incumbent Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) in House District 3. In House District 4, they endorsed incumbent Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville). In House District 5 the REALTORS endorsed incumbent Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville). In House District 6 they endorsed incumbent Gary Palmer (R-Hoover). For U.S. House of Representatives, District 7 the REALTORS endorsed incumbent Terri Sewell (D-Selma).
Palmer and Sewell do not have major-party opponents.
The Alabama Association of REALTORS® (AAR) is the largest statewide organization of real estate professionals comprised of over 16,000 members from 25 boards and 1,200 real estate companies. The AAR says that it is united by adherence to a Code of Ethics and that its members work as real estate professionals in the sale, lease, appraisal, management and development of residential, commercial, rural and resort properties throughout Alabama.
The National Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1908 and is America’s largest trade association with approximately 1.1 million members including NAR’s five commercial real estate institutes and its societies and councils. REALTORS® are involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries and belong to one or more of some 1,400 local associations or boards, and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®.