As we commemorate the association’s centennial year in 2020, we can attribute the political strength of Texas REALTORS® in part to members who have raised their voices by investing in TREPAC/The Texas REALTORS® Political Action Committee.
TREPAC has been the cornerstone of the association’s grassroots advocacy since its creation.
In the late 1960s, association leadership partnered with local associations to launch a major initiative to increase REALTOR® influence with state and local elected officials. And in 1972, the state association formed TREPAC, raising $17,250 from 923 investors in the first year.
After decades of demonstrating TREPAC’s critical role in the political arena, in 2019, TREPAC raised the most funds ever: $5.7 million, with 48% of Texas REALTORS® participating.
Thanks to years of building a PAC culture that enables members to understand the value of investing in their industry, TREPAC has grown into the largest and most successful trade association PAC in Texas, amplifying the REALTOR® voice across the state.
TREPAC proudly recognizes investors with benefits and accolades at several award levels:
- Participation Club ($35-$109)
- 110 Club ($110-$249)
- Lone Star Statesman ($250-$499)
- Capitol Club ($500-$999)
- Major Investor ($1,000+)
- Sterling R ($1,000-$2,499)
- Crystal R ($2,500-$4,999)
- Golden R ($5,000-$9,999)
- Platinum R ($10,000+)
Leaders of the PAC
TREPAC operations and financial disbursements are overseen by a 52-member board of trustees who are REALTORS® from every region of the state.
REALTORS® bring D.C. Home for Real Estate Consumers
Texas REALTORS® had unprecedented access to national leaders and regulators during NAR’s REALTORS® Legislative Meetings, May 12-14.
Transitioning this in-person event held in Washington, D.C., annually to a virtual experience expanded its reach, allowing over 28,000 REALTORS® to participate and hear key legislative, political, and regulatory updates.
REALTORS® Political Action Committee 2019 Hall of Fame
These incredible Texas REALTORS® are among the newest members of the REALTOR® Political Action Committee Hall of Fame for their commitment to protecting the real estate industry.
Mary Frances Burleson, MetroTex
Alvin Collins, Permian Basin
David Alan Cox, Collin County
Raymond “Skeet” Doss, Permian Basin
Kaki Lybbert, Greater Denton/Wise County
Ronda Needham, MetroTex
Cameron Willmann, Permian Basin
Mark Woodruff, Houston
Candace Cargill, Four Rivers
Candace Cooke, Austin
Sue Cornell, Brazoria County
Dave Dalzell, Abilene
Dee Davey, Arlington
Karen Driscoll, Houston
Paul French, Amarillo
Nancy Furst, Houston
Christy Gessler, Williamson County
Terri Hardee-Romere, Williamson County
Rebecca Hill, Houston
Diane Kennedy, Austin
Tera Kiger, Waco
Tony Lloyd, Lubbock
Mary Miner, Williamson County
Jimmy Peacock, Odessa
Victoria Printz, Permian Basin
Scott Senter, Abilene
Cheri Sperling, Corpus Christi
Kay Spiva, Abilene
Jack Stapleton, Williamson County
Barbara Trumbull, Collin County
Jeff Varnell, MetroTex
Joe Williams, Austin
Dan Williams, Lubbock