2017 Iowa RPAC Success

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2017 was our SECOND highest fundraising year in IAR history! 47% of our membership invested in RPAC this year. We finished the 2017 legislative session with a huge success by passing the First Time Home Buyer program which will be effective come January, 2018.

Overall Numbers

Total Major Investors- 138 members
Sterling R ($1,000 to RPAC): 119 members
Crystal R ($2,500 to RPAC): 13 members
Golden R ($5,000 to RPAC): 6 members

Local Boards/Associations that reached their goal:
Cedar Rapids Area Association of REALTORS®
Central Iowa Board of REALTORS®
Greater Mason City Board of REALTORS®
Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS®
Iowa Great Lakes Board of REALTORS®
Quad City Area REALTOR® Association

Total Raised in 2017: $325,637  (3,338 contributors)

Individual Honors

National RPAC Hall of Fame

A HUGE congratulations to Jo Jenkins for reaching a milestone of entering the NAR RPAC Hall of Fame with a $25,000 lifetime investment. 

Iowa RPAC Hall of Fame

This year we are honored to present the 2017 Iowa RPAC Hall of Fame Inductees. These Realtors® have invested more than $10,000 in RPAC during their career:
Alan Swanson
Celia Simmer
John Dunn
Jen Burkamper
Nancy Henry 

President’s Circle: 19 members 

Each of these Major Investors contributed an additional $2,000 to REALTOR-friendly candidates.

Courtney Ressler
Dick Koestner
Don Marple
Gavin  Blair
Jennifer Stanbrough
Jo  Jenkins
Kathy Miller
Ken Clark
Krista  Clark
Lana  Baldus
Larry  Pickering
Lisa Nolan
Mark Kamps
Rick Tollakson
Bob Hackney
Scott  Wendl
Tammy  Stuart
Travis  Bushaw
Verne  Folkmann
  

Golden R ($5,000 to RPAC): 6 members

Gavin  Blair
Ken Clark
Kimberly Bakey
Lana  Baldus
Scott  Wendl
Verne  Folkmann

Crystal R ($2,500 to RPAC): 13 members

Alan Swanson
Brenda  Wild
Brennan  Buckley
David Bert
Jennifer Stanbrough
Jo  Jenkins
John Dunn
Kathy  Miller
Les Sulgrove
Lisa Nolan
Mark Kamps
Bob Hackney
Teresa Morrow
  

Sterling R ($1,000 to RPAC): 119 members

Amanda  Nagle
Amy R Wiederin
Barb  Maxon
Barbara V McMurry
Beverly  Williams
Bonnie R Christensen
Brian M Carlson
Byron  Menke
Carey M Jensen
Caroline  Ruhl
Cathryn  Sommers
Celia A Simmer
Char E Klisares
Charles  Winkleblack
Cindy  Pelz
Colin J Panzi
Courtney D Ressler
Cynthia K Miller
Dale  Gross
David E Maubach
David P Wilson
Dean  Hunziker
Dennis L Stolk
Derek  Veldhouse
Dodie D Wilkins
Donald  Marple
Donald W Godwin
Donna  Arnold
Eric D Webster
Ethan  Hokel
Gale  Gehling
Hart  Bondi
Ingrid  Williams
James L Gergeni
Jamie  Rix
Jeffrey L Dill
Jennifer  Burkamper
Jennifer  Kingland
Jennifer D Clark
Jerad  Ruth
Jim  Siebersma
Joan  Ballantyne
John C Stark
Jon  Salvador
Jon M Loquist
Jon T Yocum
Joseph  Krage
Judith  Stevens
Julie M Dancer
Julie M McQuaid
Justin Tyler Fuhr
Kalen N Ludwig
Kathryn J Fobian
Kathy A Davis
Katie J Slater
Kelly L Burge
Kelly L Gibson
Kevin  Archer
Kimberly  Staub
Krista  Clark
Lance  Hanson
Larry  Pickering
Linda  Westergaard
Lloyd  Flanders
Marcia J Wanamaker
Martin  Eilers
Mary  Godwin
Matt L Andersen
Matthew  Grohe
Megan  Hill Mitchum
Melissa Mae Hodapp
Michael D Jensen
Michael H Stanbrough
Monica M Hayes
Nancy J Henry
Natalie K Kimberley
Neal  Westergaard
Nicholas J Scar
R. Scott  Case
Ralph  Stonehocker
Randall  Hertz
Ray  Stearns
Rebecca A Burke
Richard  Bassford
Richard C Meade
Richard D Wanamaker
Richard J Koestner
Rick A Bratrud
Rick J Tollakson
Robin  Polder
Robin  Von Gillern
Rodney L Robson
Ronda R Dix
Ryan Gehling
Sara C Hopkins
Scott  Myers
Shane  Torres
Shaner  Magalhaes
Stefan Patrick Doerrfeld
Steven E Hidder
Tammy  Stuart
Teresa L Knox
Terri Larson
Theresa  Martin
Theresa M Ruby
Thomas C Casey
Timothy  Odey
Timothy D Scheib
Timothy D Schutte
Timothy J Lehman
Tracy  Adams
Travis  Bushaw
Travis L Hiatt
Tresa  Boal
Vicki A Beveridge
Victoria L Kollbaum
Wanda J Greif
William B Eisenlauer
William C Delfs III

 

 

We thank you all for your investment and dedication to our industry!

-Jamie Rix, REALTOR® Party Advocacy Coordinator

Iowa Association of REALTORS

This article was written as a collaboration of IAR Staff members or invited subject matter experts.