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Deadline to Register to Vote Coming Up October 11!

Please make sure you are ready to cast your ballot in the upcoming General Election on Tuesday, November 8, by registering to vote. The deadline to do so is Tuesday, October 11. Early voting begins Monday, October 24, and continues through Friday, November 4. You may click here to visit the Texas Secretary of State’s VoteTexas website for more information. Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg... 

Early Voting begins February 20 for Senate District 6 Runoff Election

HAR Recommended Candidate Carol Alvarado with HAR President Bob Hale and HAR’s Executive Committee HAR Recommended Candidate Carol Alvarado needs your vote! Early voting begins this Wednesday, February 20th for the Senate District 6 runoff election. Early voting runs through Tuesday, February 26 and election day is Saturday, March 2. For voting locations, please visit: http://www.harrisvotes.com/EarlyVoting/EVL.aspx?L=E Blog... 
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REALTOR® Kimberly Harding Appointed to League City Planning and Zoning Commission

Kimberly Harding of RE/MAX Space Center-Clear Lake was recently appointed by League City Mayor Tim Paulissen to the Planning and Zoning Commission, Position 1. The Planning and Zoning Commission is an eight-member board of volunteers that is responsible for the review of subdivision plans and other development issues brought forth by the Planning Department. The Commission also makes recommendations... 

Real Estate-Friendly Candidates Win Big on Election Day

Election night brought good news to HAR’s 61 recommended candidates and supporters of 8 local ballot initiatives. They all prevailed. HAR had a 100% success rate on its candidate recommendations across an 8-county service area and recommendations on the METRO General Mobility referendum, City of Houston, HISD and HCC bond propositions. A complete list of HAR’s November 6 General Election Recommendation... 

Mary Starr Appointed to Pearland Planning and Zoning Commission

REALTOR® Mary Starr has been appointed to the City of Pearland Planning and Zoning Commission. Starr was appointed on July 1, 2012 and her term will run through November 2013. Starr is a broker at Prudential Premiere Properties in Pearland, Texas. The company has been in Pearland since 1976. Starr serves on the HAR Political Affairs Advisory Group, Governmental Affairs Advisory Group and Bay Area... 

Primary Runoff Election Recap – How Did HAR Recommended Candidates Fare?

The many months promoting HAR Recommended Candidates to REALTORS® for the 2012 Primary Election cycle ended the night of  Tuesday, July 31. As the votes were tallied, both HAR Recommended Candidates and the REALTOR® volunteers that selected them eagerly anticipated the returns. Of our four Recommended Candidates for the Primary Runoff Elections, we had two wins and two losses. Wins Gene Wu, candidate... 

REALTORS® Vote 2012: July 31 Primary Runoff Elections

The 2013 legislative session is sure to be an interesting one, with many longtime senators and representatives retiring or losing their races, and it is said by some Capitol insiders that as many as half of the 83rd Texas Legislature will be freshmen or sophomores. Here is how HAR’s 26 Recommended Candidates measured up in the May 29 primary elections. 20 candidates won their primary race outright 3... 

Political Stars Share Insights

Political insiders and aspirants alike who attended the Houston Association of REALTORS®‘ (HAR) annual political advocacy briefing were enlightened on the important and effective role REALTORS® play when they are involved in their Association’s political process. The afternoon program was held on February 1 at Smith & Wollensky, which accommodated the 75 members serving on the Governmental... 

Relationships Play Key Role With Members of Congress

Did you know that for each of the 100 U. S. Senators and 435 U. S. Representatives there is a REALTOR® in your Congressional district who plays a vital role in communicating REALTOR® issues to your member of Congress?  Through the National Association of REALTORS® grassroots communications network, there are 535 Federal Political Coordinators who are  appointed to serve in this important... 

HAR Engaged in Houston City Council Elections

After months of campaign activity to elect REALTOR®-friendly Houston City Council Members, voters agreed with two out of four of HAR’s candidate recommendations in the December 10 Runoff Election. The two losses were fellow REALTOR® Brenda Stardig, running for her second term, and Jolanda “Jo” Jones, running for her third and final term of office. Of the approximately 920,000 registered Houston... 
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