July 21, 2015
In accordance with the provisions of the Bylaws, the Nomination Committee has proposed ten candidates to run for four directorship positions which will become vacant at year end. The vacancies in the following categories and the names of the candidates running for election/reelection to the 2016 Board of Directors to fill those vacancies are as follows:
REALTOR® or Designated REALTOR® elected from a brokerage with more than 75 REALTOR® members (One Vacancy)
Dierk A. Herbermann, Paragon Real Estate Group
Carol M. Luckenbach, Alain Pinel, REALTORS®
Jeffrey A. Silver, Coldwell Banker Previews Int'l
REALTORS® or Designated REALTORS® elected at-large (Two Vacancies)
Nina Dosanjh, Coldwell Banker Res. R.E. Svcs.
Gabriel L. Rojas, Climb Real Estate
Masood Samereie, Aria Properties
Tina C. Wong, Realty World Advance Group
Affiliate member elected at-large (One Vacancy)
Barbara E. Herzig, Herzig & Berlese
Ashley E. Klein, G3MH
Eric Tang, Umpqua Bank
All nominees have met the Bylaws requirement of having served as a member of at least one committee.
Nominations are not limited to those proposed by the Nomination Committee. The Bylaws provide that 100 REALTOR® members may nominate an additional REALTOR® member candidate for any position becoming vacant. All such nominations must be submitted in writing and filed with the corporate secretary not later than 12 noon on August 4, 2015, at which time nominations will close.
The Association wishes to express its appreciation to REALTOR® members who indicated an interest in running for election/reelection to the 2016 Board of Directors. The continued success of the Association is dependent upon the willingness of members to serve on policy-making bodies, such as the board, and we should all be grateful to the members for manifesting that interest.
Stop Patent Trolls
Next week the U.S. House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on H.R. 9 - The Innovation Act of 2015 which will take vital steps to protect the real estate industry from frivolous lawsuits brought by patent trolls. It is critical that you urge your Member of Congress to support this important legislation.
Click here to: Contact your Member of Congress to Stop Patent Trolls
The National Association of Realtors is supporting H.R. 9 - The Innovation Act to close loopholes in our legal system that allows patent trolls to thrive. REALTORS® are targeted by patent trolls at alarming rates for simply using common business technologies like dropdown menus and search functions on websites or scan-to-email technologies found in every office scanner. Patent trolls exist solely to purchase old patents and to use the threat of expensive lawsuits to extort money from legitimate businesses. Congress must pass common-sense comprehensive patent litigation reform to protect Main Street businesses and REALTORS® from patent troll abuse.
Thank you for your support on this important legislative issue.