2021 RPAC Supported Candidates

By Jamie McMillen posted 09-27-2021 08:00:00 AM

  

Annually, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) trustees spend days upon days fundraising. However, the most important responsibility the trustees have is evaluating selected candidates in Cuyahoga, Portage, and Summit Counties to determine whether they (the candidates) are REALTOR® Party champions worthy of RPAC support. To achieve this, the Trustees evaluate each political candidate’s position on REALTOR® Party issues only, his/her agenda, and electability to determine which campaigns are supported. RPAC is bipartisan in its selection of candidates.

The RPAC Trustees are appointed annually by the Board President to make RPAC decisions. They span the region and are extremely supportive of our advocacy efforts.

Recently, the Trustees of ACAR’s RPAC met over the course of 4 days to review a plethora of General Election campaigns in our jurisdiction.

A few statistics about the candidate review process:

  • 200 – Number of questionnaires distributed
  • 64 – Number of candidates reviewed
  • 27 – Number of hours spent on interviews and deliberations
  • $73,300 – Dollars invested in local campaigns in 2021 (to date)

The following candidates/campaigns are supported by RPAC this year.

 

Locality

Position

Candidate

U.S. House of Representatives

11th District

Shontel Brown

Akron

Council at-Large

Jeff Fusco

Aurora

Mayor

Ann Womer Benjamin

Barberton

Council at-Large

Shannon Wokojance

Beachwood

Mayor

Martin Horwitz

Cleveland

Mayor

Kevin Kelley

Cleveland

Council Ward 4

Deborah Gray

Cleveland

Council Ward 6

Blaine Griffin

Cleveland

Council Ward 7

Stephanie Howse

Cleveland

Council Ward 8

Michael Polensek

Cleveland

Council Ward 12

Anthony Brancatelli

Cleveland

Council Ward 13

Kris Harsh (REALTOR)

Cleveland

Council Ward 17

Charles Slife

Cleveland Heights

Mayor

Barbara Danforth

Cleveland Heights

Member of Council

Tony Cuda

Cuyahoga Falls

Mayor

Don Walters

Cuyahoga Falls

Council at-Large

Brian Ashton

Cuyahoga Falls

Council at-Large

Russ Balthis

Cuyahoga Falls

Council Ward 3

Meika Penta

Cuyahoga Falls

Council Ward 4

Mary Nichols-Rhodes

Cuyahoga Falls

Council Ward 6

Gary DeRemer (REALTOR)

Cuyahoga Falls

Council Ward 8

Warren Capps

Euclid

President of Council

Charlene Mancuso

Euclid

Council Ward 8

Angela Steele

Lakewood

Council at-Large

Kyle Baker

Lakewood

Council at-Large

Tom Bullock

Lakewood

Council at-Large

Sarah Kepple

Lakewood

Council at-Large

Mark Schneider

North Olmsted

Mayor

Kevin Kennedy

Olmsted Falls

Mayor

James Graven

Parma

Mayor

Tim DeGeeter

Parma

Council Ward 1

Vito Dipierro (REALTOR)

Parma Heights

Mayor

Marie Gallo

South Euclid

Mayor

Georgine Welo

Stow

Council at-Large

Christina Shaw

Stow

Council Ward 2

Brian D'Antonio

Strongsville

Council at-Large

Jim Carbone

Strongsville

Council at-Large

Erin Lally

Summit County

Executive

Ilene Shapiro

Summit County

Council at-Large

Liz Walters

Summit County

Council District 2

John Schmidt

University Heights

Mayor

Michael Brennan

Westlake

President of Council

Dave Greenspan

Woodmere

Member of Council

Seth Young (REALTOR)

Annual Support to:

Cuyahoga County

Democratic Party

Cuyahoga County

Republican Party

Portage County

Democratic Party

Portage County

Republican Party

Summit County

Democratic Party

Summit County

Republican Party

 

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