For Immediate Release
Contact: Chris Baker
July 5, 2012
(Scottsdale) U.S. Representative David Schweikert announced today that he has received the endorsement of RPAC, the political arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, following a unanimous recommendation and endorsement from the Arizona Association of REALTORS® RAPAC trustees.
“Over the last year and a half, Congressman Schweikert has distinguished himself as a leader in both the Arizona delegation and the freshman class for his work on the Financial Services Committee,” said Holly Mabery, president of the Arizona Association of REALTORS®.
“From finance to flood insurance to broader housing issues, Congressman Schweikert has shown himself to be a thoughtful member who understands the issues facing homeowners and the real estate market.”
“Before coming to Congress, Congressman Schweikert was the Maricopa County Treasurer and ran a real-estate investment firm. As Treasurer, Schweikert effectively addressed real estate issues facing property owners in the county while also earning $300 million on the county's investment portfolio in a very difficult economy. His first-hand experience is the type of expertise we need on the Financial Services Committee and in Congress,” said Duane Washkowiak of Tempe, AZ.
“I am proud and grateful to have the support of such a large national organization and their members in Arizona’s Sixth Congressional District,” said David Schweikert. “Our REALTORS® are on the front-lines of re-starting the housing market in Arizona. Their support and our continued work together will ensure that this is a successful recovery.”
The National Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1908 and is the largest trade association in the United States with over 1.2 million members, 54 state associations (including Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands) and more than 1,400 local associations.