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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

That is scary thought (in Chicago),

Jun 08, 2016 01:58 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nope, not sure I'd trust them if I did!

Jun 08, 2016 10:16 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Not a single one actually

Jun 08, 2016 09:59 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Great question.  I am sure they are around.  A

Jun 08, 2016 02:06 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Yes!  Mayor Billy Keyserling from Beaufort, SC.  He is really good at both things that he does!

Jun 08, 2016 01:19 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

We have had several Realtors hold offices in our local government and even some at the state level.

Jun 08, 2016 12:37 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Senator Johnny Isaakson from Georgia is an NAR member and REALTOR®. One thing he did after the meltdown was to get the Mortgage Indebtedness Relief Act passed, then extended, then reinstated. 

Jun 08, 2016 11:59 AM
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Mike Cooper, Broker VA,WV, MD
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro

I don't know any. They're probably too busy selling real estate. 

Jun 08, 2016 10:58 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

yes....we have a few locally....they're idiots.... 

Jun 09, 2016 05:01 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Many Realtor I meet behave as such, but in fact are not. 

Jun 08, 2016 11:58 PM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I do not..I think it is a scary thought too Noah Seidenberg 

Jun 08, 2016 11:41 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Buzz Mackintosh Yes, a former real estate agent was a State Delegate and the Clerk of the Court.

Jun 08, 2016 11:34 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My brother is a Mayor and he is in huge demand for his Real Estate services.

Jun 08, 2016 11:28 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

A scary thought I prefer not to think about living in Chicago!

Jun 08, 2016 10:56 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We have had some Realtors run for office....and depending on the election. they choose one route or the other....or it is really chosen for them.

Jun 08, 2016 10:44 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I don't personally know any politicians.

Jun 08, 2016 10:11 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Yes, local and State but not nationally unless you count NAR positions.

Jun 08, 2016 10:09 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes, small town politician

Jun 08, 2016 01:27 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes.

Jun 08, 2016 01:24 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Interesting question and answers Buzz Mackintosh 

Jun 08, 2016 12:58 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

no

Jun 08, 2016 12:53 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We have a few in Indiana and locally.

Jun 08, 2016 12:05 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Donald Trump®

Jun 08, 2016 11:40 AM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Aren't we all politicians?  

Jun 08, 2016 10:09 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Several here in ND and in our little city of Minot. One Realtor family here has a Judge, a county commissioner, a State Representative, and a ND RE Commissioner (That's a mom.dad, son & daughter. They are all GREAT at what they do Buzz Mackintosh 

Jun 09, 2016 11:51 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

No, can't say that I do.

Jun 09, 2016 06:34 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

If I do, I don't know it!

Jun 09, 2016 06:11 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, quite a few.

Jun 09, 2016 04:43 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Quite a few in the Tampa Bay area.

They do tend to be diversified meaning they also own bars, restaurants and craft breweries in addition to seats in local, area and regional politics. More than half are lawyers of some type. The latter, unfortunately, tend to represent the 'nasty side' of politicking from the school board to the House of Rep.

These politician / real estate agents maintain a great advantage in the 'networking' discipline.

Jun 09, 2016 12:22 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Local Knowledge & Global Network

Not that I am aware of and it might be a good way to get the changes we need by having someone who has actually been in the trenches with us!

Jun 09, 2016 12:07 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I do not, but have been thinking about running for mayor. the thing is depending on a stance, you would amost always half half the people against you. 

Jun 08, 2016 11:04 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

not personally

Jun 08, 2016 10:54 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

no

Jun 08, 2016 10:42 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I don't personally but I'm sure they exist.  

Jun 08, 2016 09:24 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

No. I am counting on your presence.

Jun 08, 2016 09:10 PM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I only know of the one currently running for President.

Jun 08, 2016 06:03 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have heard of a few of them.

And Congratulations to your new Governor!

Jun 08, 2016 05:32 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Buzz Mackintosh - not that I know of....

Jun 08, 2016 04:54 PM
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Buzz Mackintosh There are few Realtor politicians in my general area.

Jun 08, 2016 02:26 PM