Advocacy Report – October 2020

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Advocacy Report – October 2020

Election Edition


As we all know, this years’ Election is right around the corner. On November 3rd America will cast its final ballots for everything from City Council to President of the United States.

It has been an incredibly contentious and divisive election cycle. The emergence of COVID-19 last winter has only made things worse.

Nationwide and state-level races are often at the forefront of voters’ minds, but it is important to remember the impact of local elections. Here at the Saint Paul Area Association of REALTORS® (SPAAR) we are focused on issues and candidates in your communities.

SPAAR wants to reassert its values of nonpartisanship and bipartisanship. When it comes to election season SPAAR only concerns itself with local candidates’ views on public policy issues related to real estate, housing, and property rights. We do not wade into the political waters. Whether a candidate is Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, or Independent, if they are REALTOR® champions, we will support them.

SPAAR works with city and county officials to build better communities. We do not involve ourselves in state and national political or electoral matters.

Here at SPAAR, our goal is to promote homeownership and protect private property rights for all. Regardless of which candidates are in office, SPAAR will continue to work towards our goals.

Voting Methods

General Election Information

Get Out the Vote

2020 Specific Information

  • Serve as an election judge. This is a chance to learn about elections and is a great service to the community.
  • Many COVID-19 precautions are in place. Voters are encouraged to follow CDC Guidelines.
  • Have you or a client moved recently? You can use the Interactive Voter Registration Guide for assistance.
  • Unsure where to submit your ballot? Allianz Field among sites Ramsey County voters can drop off ballots.

State & National Election News

Member Updates

If you have an issue in your community that needs the attention of REALTORS®, please reach out to Vice President of Advocacy & Community Engagement Joe McKinley or Government Affairs Directors, Simon Opatz or Becky Wegscheid.


The work of the REALTOR® Party relies on your investment in the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC.)


Click here to learn about RPAC’s non-partisan advocacy for homeowners and the real estate industry.



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