Why is OAR involved in politics?+

The Oregon Association of REALTORS® is involved in politics to safeguard your business and help protect the American dream of homeownership. Through actively engaging in the legislative process, REALTORS® are able to protect private property rights and maintain housing affordability.

What legislation are we tracking?+

The Oregon Association of REALTORS®, through the Government Affairs Key Committee, actively tracks legislation relating to business and real estate taxation, distressed properties and foreclosures, economic development and housing affordability, land use planning, private property rights, and real estate license law.

What is OAR advocating and why?+

The Oregon Association of REALTORS® Public Policy Department advocates before the Oregon Legislature and state regulatory agencies to support legislation and regulations that strengthen housing affordability and attainability. The Association also strives to defeat legislation and regulations that negatively impact the housing market and is committed to protecting buyers and sellers to preserve the dream of homeownership.

Where do my RPAC dollars go?+

Since 1969, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC) has promoted the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates throughout the nation. In Oregon, the purpose of RPAC is clear: to support candidates and elected officials who share our values on issues significant to the real estate market – promoting homeownership, pursuing sustainable development opportunities and protecting private property rights. 

How can I get involved?+

As a member of the Oregon Association of REALTORS® you have full access to our Public Policy department and we encourage your participation in our political process. To learn how to become actively involved in one of our political key committees, please contact our association at 800-252-9115.

Who can I contact regarding legislation?+

As a member of the Oregon Association of REALTORS® you have full access to our Public Policy department. If you have specific questions regarding legislation you can reach out to the Government Affairs Director, Shawn Cleave, or OAR's Chief Lobbyist, Shaun Jillions