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Spencer Bachus announces REALTOR® support for U.S. House Re-election bid
U.S. Representative Spencer Bachus announced support today from RPAC, the political arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, following a unanimous recommendation and endorsement from the Alabama Association of REALTORS® PAC trustees. In a statement, Alabama Association of REALTORS® PAC Chair Hal Tillman cited Congressman Bachus’s hard work on housing issues during his tenure in Congress as the primary reason for their support.
"Rep. Bachus has been a strong advocate for REALTORS® and homeowners, including leading the charge for responsible reform of the mortgage finance system to ensure affordable, long-term financing is available to prospective homebuyers while protecting taxpayers and correcting past problems. It is a credit to his leadership that the Alabama housing market has started to show signs of recovery,” said Tillman.
The 6th Congressional District has been served well by Spencer Bachus and our real estate industry benefits from his leadership as chairman of the House Committee on Financial Services,” Tillman said. “In these difficult economic times we need a Congressman with the experience and knowledge Spencer brings to the table. For these reasons, we continue to support Rep. Bachus for Congress.”
“I am proud and grateful to have the support of such large and influential state and national organizations,” said Rep. Bachus. “The Alabama and National Associations of REALTORS® represent one of the hardest-hit industries during this economic downturn. As a United States Congressman, I look forward to working with them to not only accelerate our housing market recovery, but also encourage the broader economic growth that stems from a strong housing market.
The National Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1908 and is America’s largest trade association with approximately 1.1 million members including NAR’s five commercial real estate institutes and its societies and councils. REALTORS® are involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries and belong to one or more of some 1,400 local associations or boards, and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®.