The Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that’s purpose is to provide financial assistance to the election campaigns of qualified candidates.
Through TREPAC, REALTORS® raise and spend money to elect candidates who understand and support their interests. The money to accomplish this comes from voluntary contributions made by REALTORS®, given freely in recognition of how important campaign fundraising is to the political process. TREPAC enables REALTORS® to support candidates who care about the issues that are important to their profession and livelihood.
Investing in TREPAC is simple and the most effective way to provide support to protecting private property rights.
Investment is simple and can be done in any of the following ways:
- Contribute through IMS
- Attend TREPAC Events
- Call SABOR at 210-593-1200 to contribute by check or credit card
Our 2020 goal is $413,840.
Monies raised through TREPAC are directly used to preserve private property rights and protect the real estate industry. Through TREPAC, numerous legislation has been defeated or supported that made a crucial difference in how you do business every day in Texas.
For example, in 2015 with TREPAC’s support, a constitutional amendment was passed banning any tax on real estate transfers and increasing the homestead exemption to $25,000 in one motion. In 2013, TREPAC played a key role in addressing the state’s long-term water and public education needs and in 2007, TREPAC’s support helped prevent a property tax from being imposed on personal vehicles also used in the production of income.
These measures have not only ensured that Texas remains the best place to buy and sell property, but have saved you thousands of dollars and given you the freedom to stay in control of your business.
*Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to the Texas Association of REALTORS® Political Action Committee (TREPAC) and the Texas Association of REALTORS® Federal Political Action Committee (TAR FedPAC)—which makes contributions to the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC)—are voluntary and may be used for political purposes. The amount indicated is merely a guideline, and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal, and the National Association of REALTORS®, Texas REALTORS®, and its local associations will not favor or disadvantage anyone because of the amount contributed. Until the RPAC annual goal is met, 70% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC and may be used to support state and local candidates; the remaining 30% is sent to TAR FedPAC to support federal candidates and is charged against your limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116. (Exception: 100% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC if the individual is an employee of an affiliate member of Texas REALTORS®.) After the RPAC annual goal is met, 100% of an individual’s contribution goes to TREPAC and may be used to support state and local candidates. You may contact the Texas REALTORS® political committee administrator at 800-873-9155 to obtain information about your contributions.