Raise Your REALTOR® Voice
Tuesday, April 24th
is Election Day in Pennsylvania! Have you set aside time to go vote, and reminded others that voting is a privilege in America?
Click here to look up your polling location.
The new voter photo i.d. law passed in Pennsylvania does not take effect until the General Election in November, however first-time voters should be prepared to present a photo i.d.
Need a bit of persuasion on why all elections are important, including this primary? Chew on this:
- All Congressional seats are up for re-election, including three Members of Congress who represent constituents in Allegheny County. Two of these three have tough primaries (which is evident from the amount of t.v. ads, radio spots, and both postal and electronic mail you have likely been receiving!)
- One-third of all U.S. Senate seats are up for re-election, including one seat that represents Pennsylvania
- 22 PA House seats from Allegheny County are on the ballot, of which there are four competitive primary races RAMP is keeping a close eye on:
-- In the open seat for the 22nd
House District, RAMP Candidate Screening and PAR RPAC are supporting Erin Molchany
in her bid to represent the seat vacated by (now County Controller) Chelsa Wagner
-- In the 20th House District, RAMP Candidate Screening and PAR RPAC support Rep. Adam Ravenstahl in his bid for re-election
-- In the 24th House District, RAMP Candidate Screening and PAR RPAC support Rep. Joe Preston in his bid for re-election
-- In the 45th House District, RAMP Candidate Screening and PAR RPAC support Rep. Nick Kotik in his bid for re-election
Not sure if your vote matters? Let me tick off a few issues currently at the federal and state level that affect REALTORS® and consumers:
- Mortgage Interest Deduction (federal)
- Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac reform (federal)
- National Flood Insurance Program (federal)
- Mechanics Lien Law (state)
- Seller Financing (state)
- Reassessment Moratorium (state)
- Shifting funding from schools via Property Tax to an Income Tax basis (state)
Be part of the process. VOTE! Early birds are in luck – the polls open at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Prefer to vote later? Polls stay open until 8:00 p.m.
Want to be part of a "Monumental Movement" that lends your REALTOR® voice to thousands of others? Click here to be part of the REALTOR® Rally in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 17th.