Government Affairs and Advocacy

DAAR’s Government Affairs program advocates for key REALTOR® issues on behalf of our membership and serves as a watchdog to ensure that regulations or laws are not enacted that impair or penalize REALTORS® or property owners.

DAAR’s Government Affairs Director (GAD) and Government Affairs Committee work in tandem to monitor state and local legislation, and bring in lawmakers to speak on the bills they introduce. This robust advocacy approach ensures that DAAR is constantly kept up to date with the most current legislative information. 

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Benefits

DAAR Advocacy Benefits

DAAR's Political Involvement

Another way DAAR advocates for our members is through our Government Affairs Director’s (GAD) active engagement with the Loudoun Community. From attending Loudoun County Board meetings, to connecting with other local organizations, DAAR’s GAD constantly monitors policy changes and public affairs so that you can stay ahead of the curve.

Did you know:

 DAAR has representatives on: 

  • Loudoun County Zoning Ordinance Committee
  • Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
  • Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee
  • Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Housing Policy Team
  • Loudoun Broadband Alliance
  • Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance
DAAR has 10+ comprehensive policy positions, including:

 

Government Affairs Committee

DAAR’s Government Affairs Committee (GAC) is comprised of REALTOR® members like you, where professionals work closely with DAAR’s GAD and/or  CEO to advance the values and mission of the real estate industry. The Committee meets monthly and hosts a guest speaker regularly (normally a policymaker or elected official). One of the benefits of being a GAC member is the opportunity to participate in state and local politics and ensure that the REALTOR® interests are being heard and brought to the table.

Join the Government Affairs Committee today! You’ll stay informed on real estate-related issues on the local, state and federal level, dialogue with the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors,  members of the Virginia General Assembly representing Loudoun County and be an active advocate with the REALTOR® Party.

Government Affairs Director

As DAAR’s government affairs director, Eric Fryer works with coalitions and stakeholders across Northern Virginia to impact policies on behalf of REALTORS, homeowners, and renters. He develops key relationships with elected officials and community organizations and also manages the REALTOR® Political Action Committee (RPAC).

Prior to joining DAAR, Eric spent two years with the Public Affairs Council in Washington, D.C. as their U.S. public affairs intern. Through this role, he worked with the Council’s president to establish the first-ever Public Affairs Professional’s MBA Guide, which analyzes the nation’s leading MBA programs with coursework in business-government relations. Eric also interned for U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-03) on Capitol Hill, where he attended committee briefings/hearings and drafted policy memos to advance the office’s legislative agenda.

Eric is a member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and serves on the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Public Policy Committee. Eric received his B.A. in political science from American University, and served as Class President his junior and senior years. 

In The News

DAAR’s In The News page has you covered.  From community engagement, to federal, state & local policy changes, this is your hub for all things advocacy. Brush up on the latest housing news, DAAR’s advocacy efforts, and everything in between.

 

RPAC

100% of your RPAC investment is used to elect candidates at the local, state, and national levels who both understand and support REALTOR® issues. RPAC looks to build the future by putting dollars in places that will help advance the interests of REALTORS®. RPAC is the only political group in the country organized for REALTORS® and run by REALTORS®. RPAC exists solely to support issues important to REALTORS®. Candidates who receive support from RPAC are not selected based on their political party or ideology, but solely on their support of real estate issues.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Join the REALTOR® Party and Invest in RPAC today!
  • Join with other the leaders in our industry by investing – $25, $50, $100 or $1,000 in RPAC today. Invest on-line, download this form and fax to (703) 771-9787, or call and set up an easy Installment Plan today!
  • For questions or if you would like to get involved in DAAR’s advocacy efforts, contact DAAR at (703) 777-2468 or info@dullesarea.com.

    View REALTOR PAC information

Contributions to Virginia REALTORS® RPAC are voluntary and are used for political purposes; they are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes. Members may contribute more or less than the suggested amount and may refuse to contribute without reprisal. The National Association of REALTORS® or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. NAR has established state Federal RPAC Disbursement Allocations based on anticipated National RPAC needs. Thirty percent of all Major Investor contributions are sent to NAR to be applied to the Federal RPAC Disbursement Allocation and are charged against the limits under 52 U.S.C. 30116 with the remaining seventy percent maintained for state and local usage. Decisions regarding Virginia REALTORS® RPAC contributions to meet the Federal RPAC Disbursement Allocation will be made throughout the fundraising year. The contributor certifies that they are at least 18 years old and are making this contribution with their own personal funds- not those of another person or entity, nor are they a foreign national or federal contractor.

Staff Contact

Send message to DAAR’s Government Affairs Director.