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HOUSTON — (March 28, 2016) — The Houston Association of REALTORS® (HAR) Board of Directors is pleased to announce its decision to support Joe Zimmerman for Mayor of Sugar Land in the Saturday, May 7 Election. Tina Wilcher, the 2016 HAR Fort Bend Political Affairs Advisory Leadership (PAAL) Chair, praised the recommendation. “Joe Zimmerman is a businessman and a longtime resident of Sugar Land,” said Wilcher. “As former Chairman of the Sugar Land Planning and Zoning Commission, Council Member Zimmerman has firsthand knowledge of issues that are important to Realtors® such as land acquisition, development, and homebuilding. His leadership style encourages working together and community involvement. Council Member Zimmerman will help protect homeowners and private property rights. The REALTOR® Party supports Joe Zimmerman for Mayor of Sugar Land. 
Bill Spears, a Fort Bend PAAL member and Sugar Land resident, also applauded the recommendation. “Council Member Zimmerman has the skill set, the business background, and the experience to serve the REALTOR® Party and citizens of Sugar Land,” said Spears. “He has proven himself an ally to the REALTOR® Party.”  
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.
The deadline to register to vote in the Saturday, May 7 Election is Thursday, April 7. Early voting runs from Monday, April 25 to Tuesday, May 3.
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.