Support RPOA Candidates on November 6th
Each election cycle the RPOA interviews candidates running for certain local and/or state offices (typically state offices within districts within Kent and Ottawa Counties.) The RPOA chooses to support those candidates that exhibit an understanding of rental property, real estate and the issues facing the industry and are generally supportive of the RPOA’s position on various legislative initiatives. In that light, the RPOA recommends that members support the following candidates in the election on November 6th:
For House of Representatives:
The RPOA did not interview Kent County commissioner candidates but the Grand Rapids area Greater Regional Alliance of REALTORS supports the following candidates for county commissioner:
Jessica Ann Tyson
The other major issue on the ballot is whether or not to legalize the use of marijuana. The question is a daunting one from a rental property owner and manager perspective. If marijuana is made legal in Michigan, the RPOA will host a panel of specialists at the 2019 Michigan Landlord & Real Estate Investor Conference to help all of us understand the impacts of the new law and other related laws. The conference runs from February 21-23.