2017 was a great year for OKCMAR’s Government Affairs efforts. We met our RPAC goals, had success electing the candidates that we supported and passed bonds that will improve our community. That is why OKCMAR is hoping for even greater success in 2018.
The year is already busy. Whether it is Washington D.C. or Oklahoma City, issues impacting REALTORS® will be a major part of the discussion. Some issues will have an indirect impact on the profession.
Here is what we are facing in 2018:
Elections: On February 13th we will be holding elections that will have a great impact on the future of Oklahoma City and the surrounding communities. For the first time in 20 years, Mick Cornett will not be on the ballot for Mayor. That is why we have already interviewed candidates and selected David Holt as the candidate best fit to lead the city. We also will be supporting current OKCPS Board member Ruth Veales. Because she supports the changes needed to improve the academic performance of the OKCS District. More elections will be coming later in the year. Remember, those who get elected will determine the future of policies that will impact the profession and the City.
State and National Policies: Every year the industry is lobbying at the State and National Capitol to represent the interest of the membership. Key among the issues will be possible tax reforms. Depending on what is decided could have little or major impact on the industry. More details of other issues will be presented by OAR and NAR in the coming weeks.
REALTOR® Political Action Committee: We are already working to continue the success we had in 2017 into 2018. Remember, RPAC is our political action committee which helps keep the Government Affairs wheels turning. OKCMAR members will be asked to continue supporting our efforts through RPAC. Programs promoting this effort will be held throughout the year and we hope you will support them.
If you have not donated to RPAC, click here to make your investment and join the fight in 2018.