Arriving in DC

It’s great to be back in Washingon DC amongst my REALTOR® family. This year I’m rooming with first time attendee, Judy Panozzo, our local government affairs chair. After an uneventful flight with some disappointed Nationals fans (go Cubs) we hopped into a cab, and and learned our driver is also a REALTOR®! The discussion turned to the election, taxation, and our advocacy efforts.

We arrived at the Hilton, have already run into old friends and made a few new ones, including Ricky (pictured with Judy) from the friendly Hilton staff. I love the networking!


After a walk to registration we used our meeting planner app to map out our week of sessions, meetings, and hill visits. Tomorrow, I’m looking forward to a lively conversation from Peter Hart and Bill McIninturff, pollsters for the Democratic and Republican parties, as they discuss this never a dull moment crazy election season. I wish I could clone myself, there are so many great programs. So I too will follow my peers on legislative live so I won’t miss any of the action.


Karen Robertson

I'm a residential broker with Spring Realty in Shorewood, Illinois. I'm a past chair of the Illinois REALTORS®’ Public Policy MIG, Past President of Three Rivers Association of REALTORS®, have served on the National Association of REALTORS®’ (NAR) Conventional Finance and Policy Committee, and am thrilled to be the current Vice Chair of NAR’s Medium Board Forum, which is my favorite meeting to chair. I'm an RPAC major investor and political junkie. I thrive on the energy of Washington, DC, our ability to affect change, and the opportunity to meet new people and share ideas. I love the #PowerofR!

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