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Candidate Endorsements

Decisions are made frequently by government impacting the real estate industry and MOR’s members businesses. MOR believes it’s important to have elected officials who support our mission, vision, and positions, such as homeownership, private property rights, and strong communities. With this in mind, MOR applies a systematic process including questionnaires and in-person interviews to identify candidates who best align with our values and goals.

2023 Milestones


City election endorsement process milestones Plan Actual Notes
Subcommittee formed:  kick-off meeting 6-Feb 6-Feb
MOR candidate survey review & update 6-Mar 6-Mar
Interview questionnaire review & update 20-Mar 20-Mar
Candidate filing opens 20-Apr
Begin mailing survey to filed candidate 21-Apr 13-Apr
Real Estate Education Forum 1-Jun
Candidate filing closes 19-Jun
Survey return deadline 20-Jun
Candidate Interviews Wk 6/19 Mayoral interviews held 5/18 -19
Public Affairs committee review 26-Jun
Recommendation to Board of Directors 28-Jun
Publish completed surveys 30-Jun
Publish Endorsements 30-Jun
Primary Election 12-Sep Mail-in Ballots sent 8/21

Status of Candidate Responses

This chart will be updated as information is either sent or received by MOR.

Elected Office Candidate Name Questionnaire Interview Endorsed
Sent Returned Follow up Invitation Conducted
Andrea Davis 13-Apr 15-May 2-May 15-May 18-May
Jacob Elder 13-Apr 12-May
Jordan Hess 13-Apr 5-May 2-May 9-May 19-May
Mike Nugent 13-Apr 3-May 2-May 9-May 19-May
Shawn Knopp 21-Apr 4-May 2-May 9-May 18-May
Brandi Atanasoff 21-Apr 2-May 2-May 9-May 18-May
City Council
Ward 1
Eric Melson 21-Apr 4-May
Gwen Nicholson 26-Apr 22-May 22-May
Ward 2
Mirtha Becerra 21-Apr 5-May
Sierra Farmer 21-Apr 5-May
Timmothy Garrison 26-Apr 22-May 22-May
Ward 3
Gwen Jones 21-Apr 5-May
Sam Kulla 21-Apr 4-May
Ward 4
Amber Sherrill 21-Apr 3-May
Ward 5
Ward 6
Sandra Vasecka 21-Apr 23-May
Sean McCoy 21-Apr 7-May
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