Realtors PAC endorses Ralph Northam, Mark Herring

state-capitol2The Virginia Association of Realtors® announced its endorsement of State Sen. Ralph Northam for lieutenant governor and State Sen. Mark Herring for attorney general today. The VAR, comprised of nearly 29,000 members, has supported both Republicans and Democrats in recent elections.

“I am honored to have bipartisan pro-business support from across the Commonwealth. Any Realtor will tell you that world-class schools, an efficient transportation network, and safe streets are necessities for all Virginians,” said Northam. “Virginians count on a strong and predictable housing market for their families economic security. As lieutenant lovernor, I will continue working on those important issues with Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to move our Commonwealth forward.”

Northam was endorsed because of his bipartisan approach to solving Virginia’s challenges and his pro-business record. In the Senate, Northam has supported policies to strengthen Virginia’s real estate market.

“Ralph Northam has a solid understanding of Realtor issues as well as those faced by property owners in Virginia,” said Mary Dykstra, President of Virginia Association of Realtors.  “He will continue working to make the Commonwealth the best place not only for homeownership, but also business, and we are proud to endorse him for lieutenant governor.”

The association cited Herring’s long support of a transportation compromise, and focus in the Senate on creating an economic environment that attracts new businesses and creates jobs in Virginia as reasons for supporting Herring.

“Mark Herring is a strong supporter of the real estate industry, and he knows that housing is critical to the Commonwealth’s economy,” Dykstra said. “We are pleased to endorse him for Attorney General for his commitment to a strong housing market.”

The Virginia Association of Realtors is the largest trade association in Virginia, with nearly 29,000 members. Herring was proud to receive their support.

“I’m honored to receive this endorsement from the Virginia Association of Realtors. I’ve made it a priority during my time in the Senate to cultivate economic growth that fosters a strong housing market in Virginia, and to work with all sides to deliver real results for Virginians,” Herring said. “As attorney general, I will continue advocating for a balanced economic approach that brings businesses to the Commonwealth, creates real jobs for all Virginians, and keeps our economy and our state moving forward.”


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