Read the special announcement below about why the Virginia Realtors® will not be endorsing any candidates in the statewide elections this year. FAAR will be interviewing for possible endorsement in local elections so be on the lookout for those announcements in early September.
Special Announcement from 2017 President Claire Forcier-Rowe
As one of only two states to hold major elections in 2017, much national attention and political energy will be focused on Virginia this year.
In the past, the RPAC of Virginia Trustees have endorsed and supported candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. This year presents the Trustees with unique circumstances. After serious consideration and deliberation, the RPAC of Virginia Trustees have decided at this time not to endorse candidates in Virginia’s statewide elections.
Virginia Realtors® have strong relationships and a positive history with both Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie, the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor, respectively.
The advocacy goal of the Virginia Realtors® and RPAC of Virginia is to promote the Realtor® Party by supporting candidates who champion our issues, regardless of political affiliation.The Trustees are confident that either candidate would, as governor, pursue policies beneficial to Realtors® and your clients.
Thank you to the RPAC of Virginia Trustees for thoughtful deliberation in this choice.