REALTORS® Political Action Committee
RPAC stands for the REALTORS® Political Action Committee. A PAC is a legal means by which interested individuals with common goals, like a trade association, ban together for the purposes of political action. The best way to positively impact issues such as property taxes, health care, and protecting the rights of property owners is through RPAC, a real estate professional’s vehicle for political action.
What Does RPAC Do?
As a real estate professional, RPAC is your PAC. It is also the real estate industry’s vehicle for political success. REALTOR® volunteers raise contributions from other members across the state. These funds are then pooled together and contributed on a nonpartisan basis to public office candidates who support housing and real estate interests.
Seventy cents of every dollar raised stays in Wisconsin for state and local elections, and the remaining money is transferred to the National Association of REALTORS®’ PAC for contributions to federal candidates.
- All fundraising efforts and contributions to candidates are administered by a board of RPAC trustees (CARW is represented), representing each local board and all areas of the state. Decisions made by the trustees are submitted to the WRA Board of Directors.
- Funds are disbursed on a nonpartisan basis to Democrats and Republicans alike, based on issues and support of the REALTORS® legislative agenda.
- RPAC is one of the largest trade association PACs in the world, and in Wisconsin.
Why Should RPAC Interest You?
RPAC is a very important business partner for REALTORS®. Up to 4,000 bills are introduced each session in the state Legislature, and elections determine who will be voting on these bills. RPAC helps to elect the people who write the laws with which you and your business must live. Through extensive research and ongoing monitoring, RPAC keeps real estate professionals informed, involved and influential regarding the legislative decisions that are important to the industry.
Does RPAC Buy Votes?
RPAC does NOT buy votes. Candidates and public officials are honorable people whose votes are not for sale. However, by helping to elect public policy decision-makers, RPAC assures REALTORS® the opportunity to present their views and be heard. RPAC fully complies with all state and federal election laws.
2021 RPAC Investors
Thomas Ackerman | ZA Commercial LLC
Thomas Alberts | Great Lakes Business Group
James Allen | Allen Mgmt. Co, Inc.
Andrew Bandy | ARRAND Real Estate
James Barry | The Barry Company
William Bonifas | CBRE, Inc.
Steven Boysa | Steve Boysa Inv Real Estate, LLC
Douglas Brodzik | First Business Bank
Marianne Burish | Transwestern Commercial Services WI
Scott Bushkie | Cornerstone Business Services, Inc
Matthew Cariello | CBRE, Inc.
Joseph Carollo | JLL
Barry Chavin | Newmark
Matthew Dorner | Milwaukee Realty, Inc.
Robert Drifka | Drifka Group, Inc.
Mia Fero | Exquis Real Estate LLC
Lacey Fisher | CBRE, Inc.
Bob Flood | Founders 3 Real Estate*
Jerold Franke | Jerold P. Franke, Broker
Matthew Friedman | PARADIGM Real Estate
Scott Furmanski | CBRE, Inc.
Paul Galbraith | Irgens
Thomas Gale | SVN Hintze Commercial Real Estate
Peter Glaser | CBRE, Inc.
Raymond Goodden | Anderson Commercial Group, LLC
Mark Gorski | Judson & Associates, S.C.
Paul Gottsacker | Gottsacker Comm Real Estate, LLC
William Griffiths | Inter/Design Investments Inc.
Brett Haney | Haney RE Ventures
Kyle Harmon | Summit City Realty, LLC
David Hazenfield | H2C Comm Real Estate Serv LLC
Andy Hess | Founders 3 Real Estate*
Matthew Hunter | JLL
Jack Jacobson | Newmark
Tracy Johnson | CARW*
Jerome Janzer | Reinhart Boerner VanDeuren, S.C.
Karen Johnson | Newmark
Michael Kleber | Zilber*
Joe Lak | Heimat Group
Mark Lake | Wangard Partners, Inc
Dale Maas | Real Estate Mgmnt Specialists LLC
Robert Mangen | Northern Management, LLC
Paul McBride | Founders 3 Real Estate Services
David Morgenson | David W. Morgenson
Chad Navis | Zilber*
Margaret Noel | | Noel Real Estate Advisors
James O'Malley | O'Malley Development, LLC
Peter Ogden | Ogden Real Estate*
Brad Paradeis | GreyWolf Partners, Inc
Kristen Parks | Anderson Commercial Group, LLC
Brian Parrish | PARADIGM Real Estate
Ann Pieper Eisenbrown | Pieper Properties, Inc.
Curt Pitzen | Newmark Knight Frank
Marjean Pountain | Pountain Partners, LLC
David Price | Milwaukee Realty, Inc.
Stephen Provancher | Newmark
Ned Purtell, CCIM, SIOR | Founders 3 Real Estate*
Matthew Quest | Capital Commercial LLC
Wayne Rappold | CBRE, Inc.
Charles Redjinski | Newmark
Scott Revolinski | Founders 3 Real Estate*
Robert Richter | Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT~Mequon
Mark Rohde | Liberty Investment Realty, LLC
Kevin Schmoldt | Newmark
Bill Scholfield | Scholfield Group LLC
Michael Schwantes | CBS-Global, LLC
Keri Sellnow | The Lang Group
Cynthia Shaffer | Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT~North Shore
Robin Spangler | Bay View Investments
Mitchell Starczynski | Newmark Knight Frank
Brian Starr | City Commercial Real Estate, LLC
Stephen Styza | The Boerke Company, Inc.
Travis Tiede | Newmark
Joseph Ullrich | US Bank Comm Real Est Lending
Kurt Van Dyke |The Barry Company
Brian Vanevenhoven | Newmark Knight Frank
S. Steven Vitale | Valbridge Property Advisors Vitale Realty Advisors, LLC
Scott Welsh | Colliers International Wisconsin*
John Wheeler | Vander Zanden Real Estate
Benjamin Wiesner | Ease Investment Realty LLC
Morgan Wiesner | Ease Investment Realty LLC
Adam Williquette | American Commercial Real Estate
Robert Wolter | CBS-Global, LLC
J. Cody Ziegler | The Boerke Company, Inc.
*=Large Donor Council
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