Kentucky REALTORS® supports measures that promote or enable home ownership and opposes measures that interfere with it.
Therefore, we have put together a Legislative Toolkit, designed to help REALTORS® understand the political framework and provide the resources necessary to get involved in the process.
By becoming an active participant in politics, REALTORS® help strengthen the influence real estate has with our elected leadership.
Tax reform in a special session
The legislature did not address tax reform this session. Governor Bevin and legislative leaders have repeatedly said that everything is on the table and to expect a special session later this year. Throughout the session, groups representing every aspect of our economy reached out to elected officials defending their preferred tax credit, deduction and program.
In the near future, Governor Bevin will produce his version of tax reform and promote it to the state legislature and the public in preparation for the special session. Kentucky REALTORS® will remain engaged on the important issue to defend homeownership and encourage economic growth.
Kentucky Home Ownership Week - proclamation
2017 Legislative Priorities
RPAC Supported Candidates
Find Your Legislator
Want to contact a Kentucky legislator? Here are several ways to get in touch with Frankfort.
- Find your Kentucky legislator at the Kentucky Legislature website
- Legislator email addresses at the Kentucky Legislature website
- List of legislators sorted by county/board
- View a map of Frankfort
- Take a virtual tour of the capitol building
- Top Ten List of ways to boost your grassroots advocacy. This is a great resource to use when setting up an office visit or meeting with your legislator.
Write a Letter
Contact your legislators using these sample letters:
- Letter (sample) in support of a bill
- Letter (sample) in opposition to a bill
- Tips on effectively writing to your legislator
REALTOR® Action Center
REALTORS® can use the NAR Action Center to relay a message to state and federal legislators on issues of importance to the real estate industry.
Kentucky REALTORS® Legislative & Public Policy
Kentucky REALTORS® has faithfully represented the interests of the nearly 10,200 real estate professionals and over 1.1 million homeowners in Kentucky for the last 90 years. We strongly believe that REALTORS® have an important role to play in every community dealing with the challenges associated with increasing economic growth and quality of life that are important to creating and maintaining vibrant, growing communities. In the context of these challenges, we believe that homeownership and investing in commercial real estate positively impact neighborhoods, communities and the overall vibrancy and stability of the Kentucky economy. Having pledged to abide by the REALTOR® Code of Ethics, REALTORS® offer the benefits of their experience and technical expertise to the general public and are dedicated to working with public officials to create strong communities by supporting economic prosperity and creating new housing opportunities, while vigorously protecting the rights of private property owners. This document serves as a guide to these principles.