HBA Candidate Screening

HBA Candidate Screening

HBA Government Affairs Committee met with Candidate Russell Stall this week.

This Spring, your HBA Government Affairs Committee has been screening candidates for Greenville City Council.  We started with John DeWorken, candidate for the at-large seat on City Council.  This week we met with Matt Cotner, candidate for Council District 2.  We also met with Russell Stall, another candidate for the at-large seat on City Council.  The Government Affairs Committee will meet again on May 3 and May 17 to complete its screening and recommendations for support, which will be considered by the HBA Board of Directors.  City election primaries are June 13.

Elections

To: Home Builders Association Members

From: Joe Hoover, APB, President and Vice Chairman, Leadership Development Committee
   Susan Vernon, APB, Immediate Past President and Chairman, Leadership Development Committee
As we approach the end of another year, your association will hold elections for our 2017 Board of Directors.  Our Annual Meeting is set for Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 11:30 a.m., at the TD Convention Center.  We are excited to have Granger McDonald as our keynote speaker.  Granger is a builder and developer from Kerville, Texas and Chairman Elect of the National Association of Home Builders.
As a member of your Home Builders Association, you are encouraged to exercise your privilege of voting on the slate of officers and directors who have agreed to lead your association in 2017.  To do that, you can attend the annual meeting on October 26, or you can submit a proxy form to our Secretary, Scott Warren, who will cast your vote for you if you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting.
A Nominating Report and proxy card have been mailed to each member in good standing at the mailing address we have on file for you.  Or you may cast a proxy online.  We have set up an elections page on our website for you to vote online.  Simply click this link, read the Nominating Report and follow the instructions to cast your proxy.  Only members in good standing may vote, and only one vote per member may be counted.  If you attend the annual meeting, the vote you cast there will be the vote that is counted.  If you are not able to attend the Annual Meeting, please vote by proxy.

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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.


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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.

HBA/SMC Annual Membership Meeting–Marketing, Bylaws, Elections, Oh My!

Marketing
Carol Morgan, managing partner of mRelevance, will be our featured speaker at this year’s Annual Membership Meeting. Carol will explain how and why your website serves as the center of your strategy and how that informs each of your marketing tactics and activities. Get ideas for improving your marketing program with dozens of real-world examples of successful and innovative marketing tactics. This seminar will provide big picture marketing strategy guidance for marketing new homes, remodeling, products, and more.

Bylaws
Our Annual Membership Meeting is the time for everyone to gather and learn, but also to share your input with your Home Builders Association. This year the board has made some changes to the bylaws and we need our members to vote on those changes. To see these proposed changes, click here.

Elections
As 2015 comes to a close, it is time to elect your 2016 Board of Directors. The nominations are in and we need you to vote on the proposed board, which can be found here.

Bonus!
Join Carol after the Annual Meeting concludes for a separate information session on Professional  Women in Building, including Carol’s experience as the chair of the NAHB Professional Women in Building Committee. The SMC will also be holding a brief discussion before the Annual Meeting begins.

We are also hosting a coat drive for this event. Please bring a new or gently used coat to benefit those in need.

If you are unable to attend the Annual Membership Meeting you may vote via proxy card or directly online, both of which can be found here.

This is your chance to have your voice heard!
Builder Ballot: Greenville City Council Elections are August 11

Builder Ballot: Greenville City Council Elections are August 11

Amy Ryberg Doyle
Susan Reynolds

Election day for City Council primary races in the City of Greenville is Tuesday, August 11. The polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. If you are registered to vote and live in the City of Greenville, please plan to go to the polls. Not registered to vote? Why not?

Builder Ballot
South Carolina Builders PAC has contributed to the following candidates:

  • Susan Reynolds, Republican, incumbent and candidate for reelection to an a-large seat on Greenville City Council
  • Amy Ryberg Doyle, Republican, incumbent and candidate for reelection to the District 1 seat on Greenville City Council representing the North Main Street area of the City of Greenville

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.

South Carolina Builders PAC is organized as a 527 committee, is managed by the Home Builders Association of South Carolina, and regulated by the South Carolina Ethics Commission.  It’s scope is statewide, legislative, and local government races in South Carolina.  It is a cooperative PAC in which the HBA of Greenville participates.

BuildPAC is organized under Federal Election Laws. It’s scope is Congressional races. BuildPAC does not take a position on the Presidency. BuildPAC is managed by the National Association of Home Builders.
The Government Affairs Committee surveys and interviews candidates and makes recommendations for supporting those candidates to the Board of Directors of the Home Builders Association of Greenville, 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.