Two PAR members were honored at the National Association of Realtors®’ RPAC Hall of Fame ceremony yesterday in Washington D.C.
Anne Rubin was inducted in the Hall of Fame this year, while Kenneth Enochs Jr. had previously been inducted in the Hall of Fame and moved to the $50,000 level.
“As an active and engaged Realtor®, I invest in RPAC because I feel it is our obligation to support and protect our profession, as well as property rights while promoting homeownership for all,” said Enochs. “RPAC has been fundamental to my personal and professional growth. I always invested in my business, but I did not always invest in our profession until someone shared the history and value of RPAC with me. We need to continue to make certain that all Realtors® understand why RPAC is vital to the sustainability of our industry.”
Rubin echoed Enoch’s sentiments. “When I first started getting involved with the local and state associations, a more senior man told me that if real estate was my career, then politics was my business,” she said. “Always being a bit of a political junkie, I took it to heart and started paying attention to politics in relation to my business. RPAC does the job so well that I recognized I could work smarter by investing in dollars in RPAC and trust that they were making the best decisions to protect my business and the consumers I work with.”
Members who contribute $25,000 in their lifetime are eligible for induction. Inductees receive a name plaque on the RPAC Hall of Fame wall located at NAR’s headquarters in Washington D.C., a personal plaque commemorating the installation and recognition pins.
“The strength of our industry is the number of members, diversity of business models, as well as our ability to adapt,” added Enochs. “We are all essentially small business owners who understand that by setting aside our political differences and investing in RPAC, we can collectively influence government regulations and legislation that can directly benefit all consumers and positively impact the communities that we serve.”