Advocacy and Government Affairs

Political advocacy is a cornerstone in maintaining a healthy and booming real estate industry. Explore legislative issues, celebrate REALTOR® party victories that assist homebuyers and sellers and get involved in the latest calls for action.

Access information on the status of current legislation, determine who your local legislators are, watch live video of both chambers when in session, and much more concerning the Illinois General Assembly.

Find members of congress, gain access to current House and Senate activities, watch live video when in session, and more.


REALTOR® Advocacy in Real Communities

Each quarter Mainstreet wants you to know what is happening in our areas of influence and business. That’s why we put out the Mainstreet REALTOR® Advocacy. It is a digest containing current and upcoming news from DuPage, Lake and Suburban Cook Counties. To read our first edition of Mainstreet REALTOR® Advocacy, click here.

Advocates for Homeownership, Advocates for You

Watch Illinois REALTORS® Advocacy wins videos that was presented at Illinois REALTORS® Capitol Conference. This video highlights the advocacy wins in Illinois from the past year.


National and State Advocacy Resources


Calls for Action

There are currently no calls for action.

Never miss a call for action when you sign-up for REALTOR® Party Mobile Alerts. When NAR or Illinois REALTORS® launches a legislative call for action, mobile alert subscribers receive a short text message making it simple for them to take action directly from their mobile device. Sign up by texting the word REALTORS to 30644.



REALTOR® Supported Local Candidates

During an election year, Illinois REALTORS® vets candidates on both sides of the political aisle and works to support those who share the association’s commitment to private property rights and sound business practices. 

Michael Dobrow

Government Affairs Director, Lake County

Nora Gruenberg

Government Affairs Director, Cook County

Jeff Merrinette

Government Affairs Director, DuPage and West Cook Counties

Adriann Murawski

Government Affairs Director, Cook County