Dear HBA Member,

We have a Senator that has contested two of our bills and continues to stall them so they cannot come to a vote. Another Senator believes that the state should mandate residential fire sprinklers and will push for this issue every chance he gets. Even another Senator believes that every new homeowner should pay at least a $30,000 impact fee and does not comprehend how that will limit home ownership. These three Senators alone have and will continue to limit our industry and economy.

What can you do? Contribute to S.C. Builders Political Action Committee (PAC).

Last year, our member’s donations helped us support 44 candidates seeking election across the state, including 4 new U.S. House members, which resulted in a 97% success rate. We will also use the monies from your donations to target those who consistently act as a barrier to our industry…especially those looking to be elected in the 2012 Senate races.

How can you help? Participate in the next HBA PAC fundraiser.

A fundraiser is being held this summer at the state convention in Myrtle Beach. If you are attending, you can donate your time and resources. Even if you are not attending, you can donate an item for the silent auction. Members have already donated a billboard, a BMW x6 weekend rental, faucets, and gift certificates. Other ideas include golf outings, hunting/fishing trips, rentals/timeshares, wines, electronics, arts/crafts, and sporting equipment. Your donation to the auction will also be credited as a donation to the PAC for the value the item was purchased.

Your HBA of Greenville will host a PAC fundraiser this Fall with the Chili Cook Off and Oyster Roast. The event will include an auction, door prizes, and visits from local elected officials.

What: PAC Fundraiser: Chili Cook Off and Oyster Roast
When: September 8, 6 p.m.
Where: Carolina First Center

Please make plans to support your PAC. We will need to be heavily involved in the elections next year to ensure that we support elected officials who understand how vital our industry is. We can only be successful because of members like you.

I hope you will continue to support the S.C. Builders PAC and thank you for all you do.

Mark Nix, Executive Director
Home Builders Association of South Carolina