REALTORS® Political Action Committee

About RPAC

RPAC Fundraising Task Force works in conjunction with the Governmental Affairs Committee coordinating local efforts to raise funds for the Nebraska REALTORS® Political Action Committee. RPAC is a voluntary political action committee whose membership consists of REALTORS® and affiliates interested in actively and effectively protecting the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership by participating in government affairs at the local, state and federal levels.

The organization has two primary objectives: to advocate for rights of all real estate owners, and to promote the best interests of REALTORS®. In conjunction with the Nebraska REALTORS®  Association and the National Association of REALTORS®, RPAC is the leading voice for all things real estate; in Omaha, in Nebraska, and across the Nation.

How To Get Involved

1. Easy… Make an investment! By investing in RPAC, you have a powerful voice in YOUR industry. Invest in RPAC.

2. All OABR Members are welcome and encouraged to sit in on a RPAC Fundraising Task Force Meeting! Meeting times are listed below and on the OABR Calendar. 

Upcoming Task Force Meetings

The Omaha Area Board of REALTORS® RPAC Fundraising Task Force Meetings are typically held the second Monday of every month at 2:30 pm in the OABR Boardroom. Always check below or the OABR Calendar for any date or location changes.

Monday, July 13 at 2:30 pm | Zoom

Monday, August 10 at 2:30 pm | Location TBD

Monday, September 14 at 2:30 pm | Location TBD

Why Should I Invest in RPAC?

Investing in RPAC is easy and has a lot of benefits. By investing in RPAC, you have a powerful voice in YOUR industry; you’re helping to futher issues that are important to YOU and YOUR business; you are promoting and protecting the dream of homeownership; and you are helping elect candidates who best represent the concerns of REALTORS® and their clients.

Recent Legislative & Regulator Success
  • Recognizes REALTORS® as a Profession

  • The Continued preservation of the Mortgage Interest Deduction

  • Extension of the National Flood Insurance Program

  • Extended Mortgage Cancellation Relief

  • Passed multiple Land Bank bills for Omaha and greater Nebraska

  • Passed state legislation authorizing electronic notaries

  • Passed state legislation to better define REALTOR® teams in statute

  • Passed federal legislation regarding FHA’s cumbersome condo rules and improved access to Rural Housing Service (RHS) loans

  • Protected the Mortgage Interest Deduction and sales tax on services which are under attack from all sides

  • Passed legislation to expand rural workforce housing

What has the RPAC Omaha Chapter done for you?
  • We helped elect REALTOR® issue-friendly candidates in the city elections of 2017 to the offices of Mayor and City Council

  • Stopped an anti-private property rights measure at the Omaha City Council

  • Helped shape legislation on short term rentals

  • Protected homeowners with respect to PACE loans

  • Protected Tax Increment Financing laws for local development

  • Built relationships – Making friends before we need them in the Mayor’s office, the City Council and the Chamber of Commerce

  • Helped foster a pro-business environment that benefits every citizen of Omaha

Where Do My RPAC Dollars Go?

REALTORS® support REALTOR®-friendly candidates, which is important when it comes to economic expansion and job growth in the community. Local policies regarding land development, infrastructure improvements, schools and taxation are of keen interest.

RPAC dollars are contributed to candidates who support real estate and REALTOR® interests. Candidates who are pro growth and pro business most often receive RPAC support. Party affiliation is irrelevant. We are not Democrats or Republicans. We are the REALTOR® Party.

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Your RPAC Investors

RPAC Hall of Fame Ceremony

Hall of Fame inductees have been invited to be honored at this special inaugural RPAC Hall of Fame Ceremony. RPAC investors who have invested $250+ in the last two years have been invited to help us celebrate our inductees. Thank you all for your continued contributions and support over the years!

* This event is by invitation ONLY. If you would like to learn about contributing to RPAC, please visit omaharealtors.com/rpac

Contact RPAC

Bill Swanson

2020 Co-Chair

BHHS Ambassador Real Estate
(402) 679-6566
bill.swanson@bhhsamb.com

Doug Dohse

2020 Co-Chair

BHHS Ambassador Real Estate
(402) 598-0420
doug.dohse@bhhsamb.com

Donna Shipley

Staff Liaison

Omaha Area Board of REALTORS®
(402) 619-5551
donna@omaharealtors.com