Arabel Camblor, president-elect of the Hawaii Association of Realtors, said the group recognized the two Democrats because of their support for homeownership and private property rights and their leadership on key real estate issues.
Schatz faces an August primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa.
In a news release issued today, Camblor said:
“Senator Schatz and Congresswoman Gabbard have been vocal supporters of vital tax incentives that help make homeownership affordable for middle class families. Their support for legislation that reversed unaffordable increases in flood insurance premiums is critical to Hawaii families whose rates had increased exponentially in the last year. We look forward to continuing to work together with them to promote homeownership in Hawaii.”
The Hawaii Association of Realtors, which has 8,300 members involved in all aspects of the sale, purchase, exchange or lease of real property in Hawaii, made the endorsement in conjunction with the National Association of Realtors Political Action Committee.
The filing deadline for political candidates is 4:30 p.m. today. The complete list of candidates can be found here: Hawaii Office of Elections.