Texas' largest association pledges its support to Texas lawmakers
AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Association of Realtors today announced its decision to endorse 33 candidates for Texas office in their contested primary races this March. In making the announcement, Texas Association of Realtors Chairman Bill Jones applauded all the candidates for their commitment to the interests of Texas homeowners.
"Texas has been fortunate to weather the recent economic storm better than other parts of the country, thanks in large part to our healthy real estate market," said Jones. "If we hope to continue, however, it's critical that Texas lawmakers keep the interests of homeowners foremost. When they return to work in 2011, they'll face tough budget decisions, but we cannot further increase the financial burden of property owners in Texas. The candidates Texas Realtors endorse today understand that, which is why we've pledged our full support."
Currently, Texas ranks 45th out of 50 states in homeownership. Electing lawmakers who understand Texas homeowners' concerns and who will work to lower the barriers to homeownership in Texas is the association's top priority this election season. As the largest professional membership association in the state, the Texas Association of Realtors expects to be a considerable grassroots force for all the candidates it has endorsed.
Texas Realtors have championed a number of legislative issues enhancing the lives of Texans, such as pursuing reforms to the property appraisal system in 2009, preventing a tax of $600 or more on the personal vehicles of independent businesspeople in 2007 and advocating for billions in property tax reductions in 2005. To learn more about Texas Realtors' legislative advocacy on behalf of its members and homeowners, visit TexasRealEstate.com.
Texas House of Representatives
Charles "Chuck" Hopson
Tara Rios Ybarra
Patrick M. Rose
Sidney "Sid" Miller
About the Texas Association of REALTORS
With nearly 90,000 members, the Texas Association of Realtors® is the largest professional membership association in the state and represents all aspects of real estate in Texas. We advocate on behalf of Texas Realtors and private property owners. Visit TexasRealEstate.com to learn more.
SOURCE Texas Association of REALTORS