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Government Affairs Program

The NSDCAR Government Affairs program is focused on working with the legislative and regulatory bodies that affect our industry within our service area. The Association’s Government Affairs Director serves as an important link between local, state, and national government affairs issues and maintains an intimate awareness and understanding of those issues.

On these pages we provide you with up-to-date information on local, state, and national political, legislative, and regulatory issues, along with links to valuable resources to assist you in understanding and influencing your elected officials.

Here are a few of the things your Government Affairs Department does:

  • Monitors the activities of the eight city councils within our service area
  • Maintains visibility and recognition with the members of those city councils
  • Monitors the activities of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors
  • Maintains an awareness of any efforts by school districts, transportation agencies, water districts, or any other local regulatory body that might influence the real estate market, industry practices, or consumers
  • Is prepared to address governing bodies at public hearings to express the views of organized real estate
  • Maintains visibility with state and national elected officials
  • Participates in the election process by conducting interviews, endorsing candidates based on real estate related issues, informing members and the public of those endorsements, and distributing PAC funds
  • Develops and maintains supporting relationships with other professional trade groups
  • Is aware of vacancies on elected boards and appointed commissions and notifies REALTORS® who may be interested in serving
  • Conducts an annual fund raising event to increase the level of REALTOR® financial support for political activity
Ernie Cowan
Ernie Cowan
Government Affairs Director
(760) 734-3971
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