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C.A.R. CEO Ginger Downs to be Inducted into the National Association of REALTORS® RPAC Hall of Fame


Chicago Association of REALTORS® CEO Virginia “Ginger” Downs, RCE, CAE, IOM, will be inducted into the National Association of REALTORS® RPAC Hall of Fame for her lifelong investment of $25,000 in RPAC, the REALTORS® Political Action Committee.

Downs, who was appointed to her current role at C.A.R. in 2005, has held REALTOR® association leadership positions since 1983. Her RPAC investment reflects her belief in RPAC advocacy as critical for advancing the interests of home owners and real estate professionals, she said.

C.A.R. president Ezekiel "Zeke" Morris, Keller Williams Realty, C.C.G., added: “The Chicago Association of REALTORS®, its members and its staff provide examples nationally for others in the real estate industry who are trying to do the right thing for their clients and their businesses. Ginger’s commitment to supporting RPAC, a key force in bettering the climate for real estate, should be a model for us all.”

Downs’ official induction will take place at a Hall of Fame ceremony held during the 2013 NAR Mid-Year meetings in Washington, D.C., May 13-18.

RPAC, the voice of REALTORS® on Capitol Hill since 1969, promotes the election of pro-REALTOR® candidates across the United States. It is the only political group in the country organized for REALTORS®, run by REALTORS® and existing solely to further issues important to REALTORS®. Learn more at

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