Submitted by Terry Frank
Anderson County Mayor Terry Frank, a Republican seeking re-election in the August 7 election, has received an endorsement as a “Realtor Champion” of the Knoxville Area Association of Realtors’ political action organization.
The Knoxville Area Association of Realtors, or KAAR, covers 12 counties including Anderson County and has 3,000 members. KAAR donated $1,000 to Terry Frank’s campaign from the RPAC (Realtor Political Action Committee), the nonpartisan fundraising arm of the National Association of Realtors’ governmental affairs programs.
RPAC’s mission is to identify candidates for elected office on the local, state, and national levels who will work with Realtors to promote and protect the American Dream of home ownership.
“We are confident each candidate, if elected, will support the benefits of homeownership and work to defend private property rights, which in turn, will help ensure our local real estate market continues to grow and thrive,” said Lyle Irish, KAAR executive vice president.
“I am extremely honored to receive this endorsement, especially as KAAR covers 12 counties,” Frank said. “It’s a great honor to Anderson County and the work we’re doing here to make our county an even better place to own a home.”
The group also donated $1,000 to Knox County Trustee Candidate Ed Shouse.
Anderson County Trustee Rodney Archer also received an endorsement, but received no funds as he is running unopposed.