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Governor Holcomb Earns Endorsement of Indiana REALTORS® PAC

Sold on Holcomb’s Focus on Economy and Steady Leadership

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) today announced that it is endorsing Governor Eric Holcomb for a second term.

“The real estate industry nationwide depends on a thriving economy and high quality of place,” said Terre Haute’s Bernice Helman, 2020 president of the Indiana Association of REALTORS®.“Here in Indiana, Governor Holcomb understands that and has been laser-focused on both throughout his first term. Governor Holcomb also understands that our affordable housing is a competitive strength and has been a steadfast ally of Realtors in protecting it.

“Now more than ever we need a steady leader,” continued Helman. “And Governor Holcomb is exactly that. He doesn’t get sidetracked. He is data-driven, positive and inclusive. The Indiana REALTORS® PAC is proud to endorse Governor Holcomb’s reelection and looks forward to the accomplishments of his second term.”

RPAC is the political arm of the Indiana Association of REALTORS®, a 19,000-member statewide trade association whose members are involved in virtually all aspects of the sale, purchase, exchange, and/or lease of real property in the state.

Governor Holcomb has worked to support a robust economy and real estate market across Indiana, with policies and achievements including:

  • Implementing the Back on Track Plan, a data-driven roadmap for safely getting Indiana’s economy reopened.
  • Attracting more than 100,000 new job commitments to Indiana since 2017, with an average wage of $28.60/hour in 2019.
  • Creating Next Level Roads, the nation’s only long-term, fully funded infrastructure program.
  • Launching Next Level Jobs, which has helped more than 10,000 Hoosiers earn a credential for a high-wage, in-demand job.
  • Providing grants to bring high-speed internet to unserved areas.
  • Signing a budget that includes funding to double-track the South Shore Line in Northwest Indiana.

“Indiana’s Realtors are out telling and selling Indiana’s story every day – a story of a state that just months ago set records in job creation, wages and investment,” said Governor Eric Holcomb. “As we continue to get back on track, we’ll build upon this momentum to keep growing a world-class state with endless opportunity. That’s One Indiana for all. I’m thankful to have our Realtors as partners, and thankful for their support.“

Today’s announcement comes as Hoosiers show that they support Governor Holcomb’s results-driven leadership. This month, the campaign announced that it closed the second quarter of 2020 with $8.05 million cash on hand. This impressive total includes $1.48 million raised in less than one month of active fundraising during the quarter.

The Indiana REALTORS® Political Action Committee joins seven other groups to endorse Governor Holcomb so far this election cycle: the Indiana Professional Firefighters PAC, the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades, the Northwest Indiana Building and Construction Trades Council, Indiana Builders Association, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Indiana State Police Alliance, and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.