Jack Kingston Announces REALTOR(R) Support for U.S. House Re-Election Bid

ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- U.S. Representative Jack Kingston announced support today from the REALTORS® Political Action Committee (RPAC), the political arm of the National Association of REALTORS®, following a unanimous recommendation for support from the Georgia REALTORS® RPAC Trustees. In a statement, Georgia REALTORS® President Bill Boatman cited Congressman Kingston's hard work on housing issues during his tenure in Congress as the primary reason for their support.

"Congressman Kingston has been a strong leader for REALTORS® and homeowners. He proved he was a champion for homeownership when he fought for the extension of the National Flood Insurance Program," Boatman said.

"While Congress has repeatedly passed stop-gap measures that extend the National Flood Insurance Program for brief periods, Jack was a leading advocate in support of a five year reform bill to provide certainty to the housing market and the solvency of NFIP." Boatman continued, "In Congress, I have every confidence Representative Kingston will continue to stand up for homeowners, and REALTORS® and ensure our voice is heard."

The Georgia Association of REALTORS® (also referred to as "Georgia REALTORS®") is a voluntary professional association of approximately 26,000 licensed real estate brokers and salespersons engaged in all aspects of the real estate business throughout Georgia. GAR is the leading advocate for the real estate industry in Georgia, committed to protecting private property rights and free enterprise, maintaining ethical and professional standards, and enhancing the public's awareness and confidence in REALTORS®.

The National Association of REALTORS® was founded in 1908 and is America's largest trade association with approximately 1 million members including NAR's five commercial real estate institutes and its societies and councils. REALTORS® are involved in all aspects of the residential and commercial real estate industries and belong to one or more of some 1,400 local associations or boards, and 54 state and territory associations of REALTORS®. Candidates that receive support from RPAC are not selected based on their political party or ideology, but solely on their support of real estate issues.

CONTACT: Jennifer Lundy Georgia Association of REALTORS(R) jlundy@garealtor.com, 678-597-4127Source: Georgia REALTORS