Houston Association of Realtors® Announces Support for
Joan Huffman for Texas Senate, District 17 for the December 16 Runoff Election
HOUSTON - (December 3, 2008) - The Houston Association of Realtors® Board of Directors announced its support for Joan Huffman for Texas Senate, District 17 for the December 16 Runoff Election.
"Joan Huffman is a very thoughtful and caring person who shares Realtors®' concerns about the effect runaway property taxes are having on Texans being able to purchase a home and having the ability to stay in it after they have purchased it," said HAR's Political Affairs Advisory Group Chairman John Nichols of Prudential Gary Greene, Realtors®-Stacy Mathews. "She is also pro small business as are the vast majority of our Realtors® members. We believe that she will always have an open door and will be receptive to our concerns on real estate issues and private property rights."
Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris County area Realtors® are involved in the political process at all levels, promoting policies and supporting candidates who advocate for private property rights and homeownership in the greater Houston area, including Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston and Harris Counties. Texas ranks 45th out of 50 states in homeownership while Houston ranks 71st in homeownership out of the 75 largest metropolitan areas. Electing lawmakers who understand homeowners' concerns and act accordingly is the Association's top priority.
Early Voting is from December 8 thru December 12, 2008. Election Day is Tuesday, December 16, 2008.