Welcome to the 2017 Voter guide for GPAR. On these pages you will find important information about the candidates that are running for political office at various levels. Also included in this guide is information regarding which candidates have received support from the Pennsylvania REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC).
As a non-partisan organization, we recognize that our members have many different political views. The purpose of this guide is not to change those views. It is simply to provide our members with information about which incumbent legislators have been supportive of our issues, and which candidates in ‘open seat’ legislative districts we feel would best protect our industry and private property rights. Open seat recommendations are based on interviews between the candidates of each party and a panel of your REALTOR® colleagues.
Who We Support
Decisions regarding which candidates receive RPAC contributions are based solely on their positions on the issues, rather than political affiliation. In “open seat” legislative races where there is no incumbent candidate, or in districts where an incumbent has not been supportive of REALTOR® issues, RPAC Trustees and local association board members will interview candidates to determine whether they should receive support from the REALTOR® community. Incumbent candidates who have interviewed in the past or have been supportive of our issues have not been asked to respond to our interview questions.
Register and Get Out to Vote
GPAR encourages REALTORS® to register to vote. If you are a first time voter, or have recently moved or changed your name, you may need to register or re-register to vote.
These are the following ways you can register to vote:
- Click here to register online.
- Download and print the Pennsylvania state voter registration form or send your full name and mailing address to ST-VOTERREG@pa.gov to have one mailed to you.
- Pick up the registration form at yourcounty elections office.
- You can register to vote or confirm voter registration by texting PA to 2VOTE (28683).
Important Dates to Remember
Pennsylvania Primary Election: Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Pennsylvania General Election: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Absentee ballot applications must be received by Voter Services no later than 5:00 p.m. on the Tuesday prior to the primary or election. However, it is recommended that you apply as early as possible to allow time for necessary mailings. Click here for an absentee ballot application.
Click here to see the 2016 General Election results on races in which RPAC was involved.
REALTORS® Running for Office
Are you running for local office? Or do you know a fellow REALTOR® that is running for election to any office? If so, please contact GPAR at (215) 423-9381.