The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has provided direct contributions to five pro-REALTOR® candidates in the northeastern quadrant of the state and encourages you to vote for the pro-REALTOR® candidate in your district on Nov. 4.
These Illinois House of Representatives candidates are pro-business, pro-private property rights, low tax and pro-growth on issues that affect the business of real estate. RPAC Trustees consider them “Opportunity Races:”
- 20th House District — Rep. Michael McAuliffe (R)
- 37th House District – Margo McDermed (R)
- 43rd House District – Rep. Anna Moeller (D)
- 61st House District – Rep. Sheri Jesiel (R)
- 75th House District – Rep. John Anthony (R)
For each candidate, we provide several reasons for your support:
- A lifelong resident of the 20th, McAuliffe has been a member of the Illinois House since 1996.
- He represents the city of Chicago and all or parts of Schiller Park, Niles, Rosemont, Park Ridge, Des Plaines, Norridge, Harwood Heights and Franklin Park.
- He is the Republican Spokesperson for two committees (Health Care Licenses and Veterans’ Affairs), and serves on five others (Public Safety Appropriations; Health Care Availability and Access; Public Utilities; Tourism & Conventions; and Museums, Arts & Cultural Enhancements).
- McAuliffe has been a longtime REALTOR® champion on IAR initiatives and on issues our association advocates on behalf of private property owners.
- This Will County Board member is vying for an open seat with no incumbent in District 37, which includes parts of Cook and Will counties as well as all or parts of Orland Hills, Orland Park, Tinley Park and Oak Forest.
- McDermed was a strong opponent to any fire sprinkler mandate for new construction in unincorporated Will County.
- She has been open to concerns expressed by REALTORS®.
- She supports reducing income tax and property tax burdens so more Illinois residents can buy homes and remain in them.
- She is a strong proponent of private property rights.
- Moeller was sworn in on March 2014. The 43rd District includes all or part of Elgin, Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, East Dundee and South Elgin.
- A former Elgin City Councilwoman, Moeller serves on committees for: Transportation (Vehicles & Safety); Public Safety (Police & Fire); State Government Administration; and Economic Development.
- She supported IAR’s initiative to create a clear and fair formula for calculating the amount to be paid by purchasers of foreclosed condominiums.
- She supported changes to the Real Estate License law regarding regulation of brokers who do a Broker Price Opinion (BPO) and/or a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA)
- A former Benton Township Chairman, Jesiel was sworn in July 2014 following the resignation of Rep. JoAnn Osmond. The 61st District is in Lake County and includes all or part of Antioch, Lindenhurst, Beach Park and Zion.
- She is a lifelong resident of the Zion-Winthrop Harbor Area.
- Residing near the state line, Jesiel feels very strongly about the need to address Illinois’ tax policy to encourage people to stay in Illinois. She is also very concerned about high property taxes and feels that the expansion of our tax base is important.
- Jesiel touts her business and educational background and states that her experience in corporate headquarters, not-for-profits and business start-ups are needed in state government.
- Anthony was appointed as state representative in August 2013 following the resignation of Rep. Pam Roth. The 75th District includes portions of Kendall, Grundy, Will and LaSalle counties and all or part of the municipalities of Minooka, Channahon, Morris, Seneca, Marseilles, Sheridan and Plano.
- Prior to his appointment, Anthony served as a police officer and deputy sheriff.
- He is on the powerful House Judiciary Committee where many transactional and legal issues affecting real estate and private property rights are heard. He also serves on the Human Services Appropriations, Business Growth and Incentives, Energy and Insurance committees.
- He supported IAR’s initiative to create a clear and fair formula for calculating the amount to be paid by purchasers of foreclosed condominiums.
- He backed changes to the Real Estate License law regarding regulation of brokers who do a Broker Price Opinion (BPO) and/or a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA).
(Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. The Illinois REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) collects contributions from members of the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR) for political activities. A portion of each contribution will be used for state political activities; at least 30 percent will be used for federal campaign purposes. The federal portion will be charged against an individual’s federal contribution limits under 2 USC 441a. Contributions are VOLUNTARY and refusal to contribute does not affect membership rights. A member may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website www.elections.il.gov or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.)