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HOUSTON — (February 29, 2016) — The Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) Board of Directors is pleased to announce its support of John Culberson for re-election to represent U.S. Congressional District 7 in the Tuesday, March 1 Primary Election.

John Nichols, 2016 HAR Political Affairs Advisory Group Chair, expressed approval for the announcement. “Congressman Culberson has been a REALTOR® friendly legislator since he was first elected to Congress and started serving on the powerful Appropriations Committee. His support for key REALTOR® issues, such as fighting for the preservation of the mortgage interest deduction and his key role in obtaining a substantial increase of higher loan limits for FHA loans in higher cost home values areas, has been unwavering. He has certainly earned the support and vote of every REALTOR® in Congressional District 7.”

Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee Trustee Marilyn Arendt also praised the endorsement. “John Culberson listens to REALTORS® and our concerns. John has reached out to REALTORS® for clarification on private property rights issues and homeownership initiatives. John has consistently been in-step with the REALTOR® Party. He is a much valued and needed member of the U.S. House.”

Houston REALTORS® are involved in the political process at all levels, promoting policies and supporting candidates who advocate for property rights and homeownership.  The Association is about putting our commitment to the American dream of property ownership to work in real and tangible ways…from City Hall to the Texas State House to the U.S. Capitol. Houston REALTORS® support political candidates and public policies that uphold private property rights, real property ownership, build strong communities, and create a vibrant business environment. Electing public officials who understand property owners’ concerns and act accordingly is the Association’s top priority.

Early voting for the Tuesday, March 1 Primary Election runs through Tuesday, February 16 to Friday, February 26.

Founded in 1918, the Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) is a 32,000-member organization of real estate professionals engaged in every aspect of the industry, including residential and commercial sales and leasing, appraisal, property management and counseling. It is the largest individual dues-paying membership trade association in Houston as well as the second largest local association/board of REALTORS® in the United States.