RPAC Supported Candidates for 2014
The REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) trustees of the Akron Cleveland Association of REALTORS® (ACAR) are pleased to announce they have reviewed various county council, House and Senate races on the General Election ballot (November 4, 2014) and have selected to support several campaigns.
Candidates were invited to participate in an interview and/or questionnaire process to help the RPAC trustees determine which candidates should receive industry support. When making their decisions, the trustees considered criteria including candidate’s knowledge of and empathy for REALTOR® issues; integrity and ethical conduct; competence; importance of the race or candidate; ability to win and serve effectively; and the positive effect of ACAR’s support for the candidate.
Based on the interviews conducted, questionnaires received, and previously mentioned areas of concern, the RPAC trustees issued support for the following candidates. Where available, candidate names are linked to their campaign websites for additional information.
- US Congress
- Ohio General Assembly – Senate
- Ohio General Assembly – House
- Cuyahoga County Council
- Cuyahoga County Executive
- Summit County Council
For information on other state races, click here for a report from the Ohio Association of Realtors.
Karen O’Donnell, 2014 RPAC Chair said, “Having multiple days filled with interviews, the trustees were pleased with the candidate participation this year. It was great to get to know leaders from both Cuyahoga and Summit Counties.”
Seth Task, 2014 ACAR President added, “RPAC support has been growing the past few years, and as it grows so does our involvement in local campaigns. It’s been said that if real estate is your profession, then politics is your business. I couldn’t agree more. We look forward to working with everyone to promote and protect private property rights.”
“I would also like to remind our members and voters in Summit County to support Issue 12, which is imperative to help safety forces throughout the county,” said Task. “For more information about Election Day, you should visit the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections website, www.443VOTE.com , or the Summit County Board of Elections website, http://www.summitcountyboe.com.”