Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Builder Ballot

The right to vote is not only a privilege, it is a responsibility that each voter should take seriously. Elections are how our country chooses the leaders who will represent our interests in the halls of government.

Your Home Builders Association has formed two Political Action Committees that raise money from our members, screens candidates, and makes contributions to the campaigns of the candidates that our Government Affairs Committee members and Board of Directors have determined will be represent the interests of the Home Building, Remodeling, Land Development, and Light Commercial Contracting industries.

Primary Election day is Tuesday, June 14. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
If you are registered to vote, please plan to go to the polls. Not registered to vote? Why not?

Don't think your vote matters? "A few years ago a few Home Builders in Dorchester County (Summerville) thought their vote did not matter," Michael Dey, Executive Vice President of the Home Builders Association, said. "The chairman of Dorchester County Council, a member of the Home Builders Association, lost by just four votes," Dey said. "He was replaced by a politician hostile to the interests of Home Builders, and the next four years were very difficult for that association," he said. "The association knew of several members, who lived in the county, who did not vote in that election." Yes, your vote does matter.

Builder Ballot

BuildPAC has contributed to the following candidates:
  • U.S. House District 3: Congressman Jeff Duncan (R)
  • U.S. House District 4: Congressman Trey Gowdy (R)

South Carolina Builders PAC has contributed to the following candidates:
  • S.C. Senate District 2: Senator Larry Martin (R)
  • S.C. Senate District 5: Senator Tom Corbin (R)
  • S.C. Senate District 6: Senator Mike Fair (R)
  • S.C. House District 22: Representative Wendy Nanney (R)
  • Greenville County Council District 18: Councilman Joe Baldwin (R)
  • Greenville County Council District 21: Lance Byars (R)
  • Pickens County Council District 5: Jeff Willis (R)

About the PACs

South Carolina Builders PAC is a partnership between the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, Home Builders Association of Greenville, and other local HBAs in South Carolina. Its scope is local, statewide, and legislative races.

BuildPAC is a PAC organized under Federal Election Laws and managed by the National Association of Home Builders. It's scope is Congressional races. BuildPAC does not take a position on the Presidency.

The Government Affairs Committee surveys and interviews candidates and makes recommendations for supporting candidates to the Home Builders Association of Greenville Board of Directors, which makes the final decision on local and legislative races. The S.C. Builders PAC Trustees determines contributions for statewide races, and the BuildPAC Trustees determines the contributions for Congressional races.

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