Legislative Contact Teams become a key extension of the association’s lobbying effort by providing lawmakers the perspective from back home. The Texas REALTOR® Legislative Contact Teams are vital to the success of the association’s political and legislative advocacy, especially during legislative sessions.
The teams, composed of Texas REALTORS® from the lawmakers’ home districts, are responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with their designated legislators and their staff. Legislative Contact Teams are also the centerpiece of REALTOR® Day at the Texas Capitol.
Serving on a contact team is a year-round position. It’s imperative the teams continue their relationships with legislators and staff during non-session periods. Contact teams who keep their legislators informed on real estate issues and involved in local association activities are a vital part of the association’s lobbying efforts. A well-timed “Happy Birthday” message never hurts, either.
Join the team:
If you or someone you know is a REALTOR® who has relationships with your state elected officials please contact Texas REALTORS® Political Affair Specialist for more information on how you can join a contact team.