Colorado Association of REALTORS | Legislation and Political Action
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Legislation and Political Action

Protecting your interests at the State Capitol

If real estate is your profession, politics is your business

REALTORS® are hard at work every day protecting your interests at the State Capitol. CAR’s Political Advocacy team:

  • Works at the local, state and federal levels to protect your business, the industry, and homeowner’s rights.
  • Actively monitors legislation affecting the real estate industry and promotes or opposes relevant initiatives.
  • Focuses on protecting homeownership, private property rights, and holding our policymakers accountable.

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2021 Priority Legislation

REALTORS® are hard at work every day protecting your interests at the State Capitol. Take a detailed look at this year’s priority legislation, or visit the full legislative tracking sheet below.

2020 Legislative Review2021 Legislative Policy StatementsBill Tracker (Login Required)

Key Contacts Program

To assist CAR’s legislative advocacy efforts, CAR has created a grasstops lobbyist network to establish one REALTOR® as a Key Contact for each Colorado State Legislator. Key Contacts will be activated and called upon at strategic moments to help influence state legislators on issues impacting the Colorado Association of REALTORS®.

Become a Key Contact

First-Time Homebuyer Savings Account

In 2016, CAR championed legislation that creates first-time homebuyer savings accounts effective upon the start of the 2017 tax year. A First-time Homebuyer Savings Account (FHSA) allows any Coloradan to set aside up to $50,000 toward the costs of purchasing a new home. The earnings on those funds — interest and capital gains — are free from Colorado state taxes forever. FHSAs are a great way for future homeowners to start saving early for the costs of buying a home. These accounts will be simple and easy to set up.

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Capitol Connection & News

During the Legislative Session, CAR sends out weekly updates about what is happening in the Colorado Legislature that pertains to REALTORS®.

Political News

REALTORS® Political Action Committee

RPAC consists of invested funds from REALTOR® members who are interested in protecting real estate interests and property rights. RPAC helps support candidates and issues on all levels of government. The Committee is nonpartisan, supporting above all else REALTOR® interests.

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Investing in RPAC is one of the smartest investments you can make in your real estate career.

RPAC Major Investors

RPAC’s Major Investor Program consists of an elite and passionate group of REALTORS® who partner with NAR to shape the political future for the real estate industry.

RPAC Major Investors

REALTOR® Action Center

Political affiliates may vary, but we all belong to the “REALTOR®” Party! The REALTOR® Action Center is a maintained by the National Association of REALTORS® with key information on how to get involved, including RPAC, what is going on in Washington D.C., and how REALTORS® are changing the landscape all over the country.

REALTOR Action Center

CAR Political Action Committee

CARPAC members are charged with managing and distributing RPAC funds for local and state candidates and issues, supporting grassroots and lobbying efforts, and educating REALTOR® members on matters of public policy. Members are appointed by the CAR President.


2020 Chair: Sunny Banka, Aurora Association of REALTORS®

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Federal Political Coordinators (FPC)

FPC’s work directly with NAR’s Legislative team in Washington DC as a liaison to the Colorado Congressional Delegation. FPC’s are responsible for relaying the REALTOR® position on specific legislation and activating Calls-for-Action issued by NAR. Members are appointed by NAR.

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Legislative Policy Committee (LPC)

LPC monitors all legislation considered by the Colorado General Assembly and communicates a position on initiatives deemed to have a favorable or potentially detrimental impact on the industry. LPC will also derive new legislation on behalf of REALTORS®, initiate statewide Calls-for-Action, and deliver updates to CAR members and key stakeholders. LPC members are appointed annually by the CAR President.


2020 Chair: Barbara Asbury, Pikes Peak Association of REALTORS®

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Top 2020 RPAC Investors

Gary Bauer
David Barber
Boulder Area REALTOR® Association
Amy Dorsey
Karen Frisone
Heather Hankins
George Harvey
Keith Kanemoto
Michael Labout
John Lucero
Michael Marcus
Scott Matthias
Chris McElroy
Larry McGee
John Mitchell
Ron Myles
Bonnie Smith
Linda Romer Todd
Robert Walkowicz
Kay Watson
Colorado Association of REALTORS®

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