Calling all political junkies. The California Association of Realtors will be holding it’s second annual Candidate Training School for Realtors in September. Recognizing that most Federal level legislators start at the state and that most state level legislators start local, Realtors have realized the benefit of ‘growing our own’. If you have any aspirations to run for local political office, check out the CAR webpage, talk to your local Legislative Committee and submit your application for review.
February 12, 2009
Dear Gene Wunderlich
C.A.R. will be launching a Candidate Training School for REALTORS® on September 14-15, 2009 in Sacramento, California. This forum will be a very exciting opportunity to groom and extensively train California’s REALTORS ® to run for local elective office in 2010 and beyond. Those candidates chosen to attend the two-day training session will be afforded an opportunity to make a real difference in the real estate industry by helping to shape public policy once elected to public office.
Since this is a huge undertaking, I have enlisted the aid of a consultant named Kitty Barowitz to help me with the coordination of this exclusive forum. As the program progresses, she will be contacting some of you to talk more about the program, answer any questions that you may have and to find out more about any potential and plausible candidates within your respective local association.
The attached letter and nomination form for the candidate training program will be posted on the C.A.R. website shortly. All candidate school nomination forms must be submitted by Friday. April 3, 2009. Like the CREPAC trustee nomination form, the candidate will be able to locate the form online, download the document to their computer and submit it via fax to (916) 492-5290 for consideration. The webpage is http://www.car.org/governmentalaffairs/crepacborpac/campaignshcool/
A screening committee will be selected to review the forms and to make the final selection of candidates who will be asked to attend the candidate training session.
We are looking forward to the launch of this new phase of political activity. Please feel free to contact me with any questions/comments that you may have. Thank you for your commitment to making this program successful.
David M Howard, Political Affairs Director