REALTORS to host 16th annual Housing Issues Briefings for candidates, incumbents

Monday, May 3, 2010

By Cheri Brennan (for Seattle KingCounty Realtors)

Candidates from King County running for positions in the state legislature and incumbents within the county are invited to attend a Housing Issues Briefings and “working lunch” from 10:30 am – 1 pm on Thursday, June 3 at The Westin Bellevue, 601 Bellevue Way NE.

This year’s event, the 16th annual Briefings presented by Seattle KingCounty REALTORS® (SKCR), features panelists representing different perspectives on rebuilding the economy. Community leader Robert C. Wallace, CEO of Wallace Properties, Inc. and a past chair of the Bellevue and Greater Seattle chambers of commerce, will moderate the panel.

Panel members include:

Sam Anderson, Executive Officer, Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties;

Bill Bryant, Commissioner, Port of Seattle;

Phyllis Campbell, Chairman of the Pacific Northwest, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Peter Hiatt, Principal, Westlake Associates, representing Greater Seattle Business Association

The program also includes a review of critical issues from the 2010 legislative session and a brief overview of the housing market and its economic significance.

The complimentary briefing is designed to provide insight into local and regional housing-related issues, according to David Crowell, SKCR’s director of governmental and public affairs. Invitations have been extended to candidates who have already announced plans to run for State House and State Senate positions, as well as to incumbents and other public officials within King County. Crowell said office-seekers who intend to file before the June 11 deadline are also welcome to attend.

Candidates who attend the Housing Briefings event will receive information about the REALTOR® endorsement process.

Due to space limitations, candidates who plan to attend the June 3 event are asked to make reservations by phone or email to David Crowell, SKCR’s director of governmental and public affairs. To RSVP by phone, 1-800-540-3277; or e-mail reservations.

About SKCR
Seattle KingCounty REALTORS®, based in Bellevue, has more than 6,000 members, including licensed brokers, agents and affiliated businesses. Its mission is to enhance the ability and opportunity of members to conduct their businesses successfully and ethically through a strict Code of Ethics. As one of approximately 1,800 local associations/boards that comprise the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR), SKCR promotes the rights of an increasingly diverse populace to own, transfer and use real property. REALTOR® membership is voluntary, and only members may use the term REALTOR®, which is a licensed collective trademark.


Anonymous,  May 3, 2010 at 10:09 PM  

The Wallace family has hijacked the Bellevue City Council to realign the Sound Transit line after years of consideration so that it benefits their real estate holdings. What Bellevue City Councilmember has up to has been extensively covered in Publicola.

The panel listed above represents developers who pour money into local and state elections in order to manage legislation that will benefit their interests, not the community.

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