RASM Endorsed Candidates

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2020 ELECTION RESULTS

REALTORS® spoke loud and clear during the 2020 general election, making their voices heard and helping to elect or re-elect 20 REALTOR®-friendly candidates to office.

Of the 22 races RASM was monitoring in Sarasota and Manatee counties, more than 90% of candidates endorsed by RASM won their respective races following the final tally of votes.

What is the REALTOR® Party?

The REALTOR® Party is a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to advance public policies and candidates that build strong communities, protect property interests and promote a vibrant business environment. As a member of the REALTOR® Party, NAR encourages you to vote for candidates and issues that build strong communities, protect property interests and promote a vibrant business environment at the local, state and national levels. Learn more about the REALTOR® Party and voting here.

How the Selection Process Works

Each election cycle, the RASM Political Action Advisory Committee (a committee comprised of RASM members) identifies which local and/or state races the organization has an interest in. After much discussion and deliberation, candidates are chosen for endorsement by the committee. The RASM Board of Directors will then review all pertinent information provided by the PAAC prior to any formal recommendation by quorum vote.

The candidate selection process involves 33 RASM members in conjunction with the RASM Government Affairs Department. All involved during this process understand the importance of each decision and that integrity must remain the top priority. All members are required to sign a conflict of interest agreement and further required to announce anytime one should present itself. Any conflict may exclude this member from participating in the process where the conflict exists.

What Criteria Must a Candidate Meet in Order to be Approved

Candidates are chosen by their voting history and public platform of our 2020 legislative priorities. Candidates must demonstrate support for the following;

  • Private Property Rights
  • Affordable Housing
  • Anti-Business Rent Tax
  • Water Quality

Review the full list of 2020 Legislative Priorities here.