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John McKenzie Recognized Nationally for Protecting, Investing in Real Estate Industry

Thursday, December 28 2017 1:35 PM

The National Association of Realtors® has announced that John McKenzie, a Realtor® from Wichita, KS, has become a Golden R investor in the Realtors® Political Action Committee. RPAC is a national bipartisan grassroots-based political advocacy organization that works to protect the real estate industry and the dream of homeownership for Wichita residents and across the country.

 John McKenzie has supported RPAC for many years and has been a member of the National Association of Realtors® since 1972.  He holds GRI, PAST CRB, and ABR certifications.  He graduated from Long Island University (1970) where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree, in Business Management.  He currently lives in Wichita with his family. He previously served on the following NAR Committees: MLS, Risk Management, Legislative, RPAC Participation, RESPA, Working Group Task Force, Business Issues Committee, and served as a past NAR director.

When asked why John supports RPAC and why other RSCK REALTORS should invest in RPAC, he explains, "(I) learned a long time ago that we all have an obligation to be politically active.  Legislation that affects home ownership and our profession is best heard when our members make financial and personal time contributions.   I have witnessed through the power of being heard the halting of numerous, punitive pieces of legislation that would have been catastrophic to our industry.  It saddens me that more of our members don’t participate in making themselves  heard.  If Real Estate is your Profession then Politics is your business.  Get involved.  I challenge all our members to invest in their profession and give a minimum of $100 towards RPAC  in 2018."  

Since 1969, RPAC has promoted the election of pro-real estate candidates across the United States. The purpose of RPAC is to elect officials who understand and support the interests of real estate professionals and their home buying, selling and investing clients. RPAC uses its resources to seek to elect candidates that understand and support real estate, and to develop public policies that allow consumers to own homes and build their communities through commercial investment. John McKenzie’s investment will be applied to supporting homeownership, commercial real estate transactions, and the very future of the real estate industry.

Current Realtor® priorities include working to preserve the Mortgage Interest Deduction and preventing the use of guarantee fees charged on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac-backed loans to fund non-housing programs, which serves as a tax on consumers and prevents more qualified borrowers from becoming actual homeowners.

The National Association of Realtors®, “The Voice for Real Estate,” is America’s largest trade association, representing 1.2 million members involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries.

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