About the Issues Advocacy Fund

The Issues Advocacy Fund is used to assist Local Associations in conducting grassroots campaigns to support REALTOR® goals. Local Associations can request financial assistance to support or oppose ballot measures and local ordinances, or for other types of issue campaigns to influence public policy.


The mission of the Issues Advocacy Fund is to promote and mobilize public support for the REALTOR® position on public policy issues by:

  1. educating the public about the impact and consequences of real estate-related legislation or regulation, and by
  2. conducting public advocacy campaigns.

Issues Advocacy Fund Committee

2023 Committee Members

  • Kim Clark, Chairwoman – Silver City
  • JoAnne Vigil Coppler, Vice Chairwoman – Santa Fe
  • Clay Azar – Commercial
  • Coleen Dearing, 2023 President Elect – Santa Fe
  • Pat Fell – Silver City
  • Wes Graham – Clovis
  • Steve Kraemer – Commercial
  • Carrie Montoya Pegg – Albuquerque
  • Isaac Romero, Legislative Committee Chair – Commercial
  • Kent Simpson – Las Cruces
  • Sam Todd – Farmington

 Staff Contact

  • David Saavedra, NMAR Government Affairs Director


Request Funding from the Issues Advocacy Fund

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