Arizona Legislators Recognized by Arizona REALTORS® for Championing REALTOR® Party Issues

(PHOENIX – November 15, 2021) – Each year the Arizona REALTORS® recognizes state legislators for their outstanding work at the Capitol and for championing REALTOR® Party issues. This year’s recipients played a key role in advancing the Arizona Realtors legislative priorities by voting in support of realtor bills or opposing bills that would negatively impact private property rights, the real estate industry as a whole or other issues that aligns with the Association’s core principles.

“From sponsoring bills and amendments to helping defeat bills that would hurt the real estate industry, the Arizona REALTORS® have a strong history of finding champions on both sides of the aisle and this year’s impressive list of awardees shows just that,” said Matthew Contorelligovernment affairs director. “As the largest trade association in Arizona, the Arizona Realtors are proud to be at the table and work with these leaders.”

This year’s recipients were:

Representative César Chávez (LD 29)

Senator J.D. Mesnard (LD 17)

Representative Jeff Weninger (LD 17)

Senator Rebecca Rios (LD 27)

Representative Ben Toma (LD 22)

Senator T.J. Shope (LD 8)

Senator Sean Bowie (LD 18)

Representative Jennifer Longdon (LD 24)

The award presentation was held during the 2021 REALTOR® Caucus Lunch Program at the Scottdale Plaza Resort.  Awards were presented by Arizona REALTORS® 2021 Legislative and Political Affairs Chair, Duane Washkowiak (on right in photo) and Contorelli (on left in photo).

About Arizona REALTORS® 

Arizona REALTORS® consists of more than 55,000 professionals from all areas of real estate including residential, commercial, property management, land, appraisal, relocation and more. As the largest trade organization in the state, Arizona REALTORS® provides a number of professional benefits to its members and acts as the legislative voice of the industry through professional lobbying, legislative analysis, grassroots contacts and long-term political relationship. To learn more, visit 

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