Friday, July 15, 2016

TOP STORY >> Realtors in state endorse Johnson

The Arkansas Realtors Political Action Committee has endorsed Rep. Bob Johnson (D-Jacksonville) for re-election and gave him a $500 contribution.

The decision to contribute to the campaign was made by the ARPAC trustees with input from local Realtors in the candidate’s district and after discussion of the candidates qualifications and views on various issues relating to current real estate and small business issues in Arkansas.

“It is critical that Realtors form a working relationship with our legislators for two reasons,” said ARPAC chairman Doyle Yates. “First, Realtors want to protect the property rights of private property owners. Second, since the real estate industry is a key component in the economy, Realtors want to make sure that home buying and selling is unfettered by unneeded regulation and legislation or overburdened with additional costs for seller and buyers.

“We look forward to working with Rep. Bob Johnson in the state legislature.”

Johnson faces Patrick Thomas, a Jacksonville Republican, in November, for the Dist. 42 seat.