2014 PGCAR President
The Primary Election Day polls are open 7 am until 8 pm tomorrow, and I know that many of you (hopefully ALL who haven't voted yet!) are heading to the polls. As you do, I hope and strongly encourage you to consider supporting candidates that share a "Pro-REALTOR®" agenda. For many years PGCAR has engaged in the election process, as does the Maryland Association of REALTORS® and the National Association of REALTORS®.
This year PGCAR is endorsing candidates in all nine Prince George's County Council races, the County Executive race and the race for Clerk of the Court. There are three open seats for County Council, where we interviewed candidates and selected three to support. In addition, we are excited to support a former REALTOR®, Sydney Harrison, for the office of Clerk of the Court.
In these open seats and the Clerk race, I hope you'll join me in voting for these REALTOR® endorsed candidates:
Clerk of the Prince George's County Circuit Court -
Sydney has a strong history of involvement with PGCAR. Though he no longer holds the REALTOR® designation as he was ethically obligated upon taking a position of employment at the circuit court, his passion and respect for REALTOR® concerns remains high. As a member of PGCAR, Sydney was an RPAC life member, committee chair, and actively involved in PGCAR activities. Sydney understands that a properly functioning foreclosure docket and land records office is of utmost importance to real estate professionals. As a former staffer in the Clerk's office Sydney is prepared to bring those operations into proper order. The Washington Post recently endorsed Sydney's campaign, as does County Executive Rushern Baker, Senate President Mike Miller, all eight County Senators and more. The Clerk of the Court serves Countywide so I hope all REALTORS® will join in electing Sydney to Clerk of the Court.
To learn more about Sydney and to volunteer for his campaign visit here:
County Council District 2 - Doyle Niemann:
During his twelve years in the Maryland House of Delegates, Doyle worked closely with the MAR and PGCAR Legislative Committees in crafting legislation that was favorable to the real estate industry. His community service and experience in government is evidenced by his service not only in Annapolis but on the Mt. Rainier City Council, the Democratic Central Committee, the School Board and more. Mr. Niemann's knowledge on Maryland's foreclosure laws is unmatched. Doyle is endorsed by the Washington Post, Prince George's Gazette and other respected elected officials. PGCAR believes he has the "hands on" experience to govern, and PGCAR encourages District 2 REALTORS® to support his campaign.
Learn more about Doyle Niemann here:
County Council District 3 - Dannielle Glaros:
Dannielle serves as Chief of Staff to current District 3 Councilman Eric Olson. PGCAR staff and committee volunteers have worked closely with Danielle over the years on numerous pieces of Council legislation. She has proven to be open to REALTOR® concerns and avidly seeks our input on real estate matters. We currently have a strong working relationship with the District 3 Council office and we look forward to continuing our relationship under the leadership of Ms. Glaros. The Washington Post and the Gazette are endorsing Danielle as their choice for District 3, as does Councilman Eric Olson, County Executive Rushern Baker and others. PGCAR strongly encourages all District 3 REALTORS® to vote for Danielle Glaros.
Learn more about Danielle here:
County Council District 4 - Todd Turner:
Todd currently serves as Legal Counsel to the County Council. In that capacity he has firsthand experience and valuable knowledge on most, if not all, Council issues. Todd also is a five-time elected Council member to the Bowie City Council which has given him proven experience in running one of the largest municipal governments in Prince George's County. Todd has been instrumental in bringing stakeholders together on complicated matters before the council. He has an excellent relationship with PGCAR staff and Legislative Committee members that will absolutely spill over into his role as a County Council Member. Todd is endorsed by many community leaders, including current District 4 Council Member Ingrid Turner, State Senator Doug Peters, the Washington Post and Prince George's Gazette. We encourage all District 4 REALTORS® to please support Todd Turner for Council.
Learn more about Todd here:
Where we have a proven track record of "friendliness" toward real estate concerns we are supporting incumbent candidates. Find our entire endorsed slate below.
The Association has been hard at work interviewing candidates in anticipation of the 2014 Primary Election on Tuesday June 24th. All of the candidates who were interviewed and who responded to our candidate questionnaire offer a wide range of personal and career experience. Unfortunately, elective office is limited to one, so difficult choices had to be made.
With such strong candidates, there were many issues to consider during our discussions. However, after thorough debate and careful deliberation, PGCAR believes that the candidates listed below best share the REALTOR® vision and each possesses a keen knowledge of the issues facing our members and the real estate industry. These candidates demonstrate that they understand the issues of concern to the real estate community, homebuyers, sellers and property owners in Prince George's County. Each of these candidates shares a strong commitment to ensure an excellent quality of life in Prince George's County.
PGCAR is pleased to endorse the listed candidates for local office:
Whether in Upper Marlboro, Annapolis, or on Capitol Hill, PGCAR is advocating for you and your clients. We encourage your support of these PGCAR REALTOR® Party endorsed candidates beginning with early voting on June 12th or the official primary election on June 24th.
The Maryland Association of REALTORS® (MAR) and PGCAR endorse these listed candidates for statewide races:
Prince George's County Senate Delegation
Prince George's County House of Delegates
2014 PGCAR President