REALTORS Political Action Committee Donor Recognition - 2018

The REALTORS Political Action Committee cannot be successful without the financial support of REALTOR members. Your contributions support federal, state and local lawmakers who share the REALTOR commitment to promote homeownership and private property rights.

On behalf of New York's 55,000 REALTORS, RPAC of New York thanks the following members for being major donors in 2018.

Platinum "R" Program ($10,000)
Golden "R" Program ($5,000)
Crystal "R" Program ($2,500 to $4,999)
Sterling "R" Program ($1,000 to $2,499)
RPAC of New York Hall of Fame
Presidents Club ($500 to $999)
Capitol Club ($250 to $499)
NAR President's Circle

Platinum "R" Program ($10,000)
The membership requirement is a one-time $10,000 RPAC contribution. A contribution of $5,000/$2,000* annually sustains a National Platinum R membership.

  • Dorothy_Botsoe_2018_web Dorothy Botsoe, Hudson Gateway 
  • Debbie_Gilson_web Debbie Gilson, Jefferson Lewis
  •  Richard Haggerty, Hudson Gateway
  •  Nancy Kennedy, Hudson Gateway
  •  Paul Kennedy, Hudson Gateway
  •  Michael Schmelzer, Bronx-Manhattan North
  • CNYIS Logo Final 2015_web Central New York Information Services
  • NYSAR LOGO 1 New York State Association of REALTORS
  • 27614 NYSAR_RealEstateServices_2Color_web NYSAR Real Estate Services, Inc.

  • Golden "R" Program ($5,000)
    The membership requirement is a one-time $5,000 RPAC contribution. A contribution of $2,000/$1,000* annually sustains a National Golden R membership. RPAC of NY thanks:

  •  Joseph L. Canfora*, Long Island
  • DawnCarpenter_2017 Dawn Carpenter, Staten Island
  •  Michael Coughlin, Clinton County
  •  John Gerace, Greater Rochester
  •  Susan Goldy*, Bronx Manhattan
  •  Max Gurvitch*, Brooklyn
  • MargaretHartman002_web Margaret Hartman*, Buffalo Niagara
  •  Dorothy Herman, Long Island
  •  Buddy Hoosein, Long Island
  •  David Legaz, Long Island
  • DuncanMacKenzie Duncan MacKenzie, NYSAR
  • Kenny Kamil Sattaur (002) Kenny Kamil Sattaur, Long Island
  •  Moses Seuram, Long Island
  •  Yoshi Takita, Long Island
  • Jennifer_Vucetic2015_web Jennifer Vucetic, Greater Capital
  •  George K. Wonica*, Staten Island
  •  Alan Yassky, Hudson Gateway
  • Buffalo Niagara Association of REALTORS
  •  Empire Access MLS
  • Greater Capital Association of REALTORS
  • HGMLS_logo_RGBHudson Gateway MLS
  • GRAR_Logo_FINAL-01Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS
  • Long Island Board of REALTORS
  • SIMLS_logo_2016_transparentStaten Island MLS

  • *Pledges


    Crystal "R" Program
     ($2,500 to $4,999)
    The membership requirement is a one-time $2,500 RPAC contribution. A contribution of $1,500 annually sustains a National Crystal R membership.  

  •  Nina Amadon, Greater Capital 
  •  Daniel Davies, Southern Adirondack
  • Jeff Decatur_web Jeff Decatur, Greater Capital
  •  Katheryn DeClerck, Hudson Gateway
  • CJ_DelVecchio_headshot_2018_website CJ DelVecchio, Ithaca
  •  J.P. Endres, Hudson Gateway
  •  Lisbeth English, Long Island
  •  Linda Fields, Jefferson Lewis
  • Nick Gomez2017_web Nick Gomez, Long Island
  • Irene_Guanill_web Irene Guanill, Hudson Gateway
  •  Marcene Hedayati, Hudson Gateway
  • DonnaLittlefield_web Donna Littlefield, Buffalo Niagara
  • Linda Lugo new for 2016 lowres Linda Lugo, Long Island
  •  Thomas McCarthy, Long Island
  • Angela Mead_web Angela Mead, Southern Adirondack
  • Nancy Mosca_web Nancy Mosca, Long Island
  • Ann Marie Pallister Ann Marie Pallister, Long Island
  • Linda Page_2014_web Linda Page, Columbia Greene
  •  Jacque Rose, Otsego-Delaware
  • Joe Sinnona 2017 Updated_web Joseph Sinnona, Long Island
  •  Mike Smith, Greater Rochester
  • Jennifer Stevenson_NEW Jennifer Stevenson, St. Lawrence
  •  Tim Sweeney, Ulster
  • Andi_Turco_Levin_web2018 Andi Turco-Levin, Ulster County
  •  Charlotte Vanderwaag, Long Island
  •  Allen Van Hoff, Southern Adirondack
  •  Russ Woolley, Hudson Gateway

  • *Pledges

    Sterling "R" Program ($1,000 to $2,499)
    The membership requirement for a Sterling R is a $1,000 RPAC contribution annually. RPAC of NY thanks:

  • Jessica Akde_web Jessica Akde-Elmazi, Long Island
  •  Katy Anastasio, Long Island
  • Matt Arnold_2014_web Matthew Arnold, Long Island
  • Andy Azzarello_NEW Andy Azzarello, Greater Syracuse
  •  Miguel Berger*, Greater Capital
  • george_bergleitner_web George Bergleitner, Otsego Delaware
  • Janet_Besheer_web Janet Besheer, Greater Capital
  • Gina Bettenhauser_web Gina Bettenhauser, Long Island
  • Claire Chesnoff UPDATED 2015_web Claire Bisignano Chesnoff, Staten Island
  • Lanie Bittner pic Lanie Bittner, Greater Rochester
  • Jennifer Bossuot_NEW Jennifer Bossuot, Jefferson Lewis
  • dawn brown_web Dawn Brown, Buffalo Niagara
  • Andrew Burke_2015UPDATED_web Andrew Burke, Greater Rochester
  • Joanne Callahan_web Joanne Callahan, Otsego Delaware 
  •  Leah Caro, Hudson Gateway
  • Dwayne Carte Dwayne Carte, Columbia-Greene
  • Christensen, Walt 3719-11_0074x5 Walter Christensen, Jefferson Lewis
  • Jay_Christiania_web Jay Christiana, Greater Capital
  • Carol Christensen HIGH RES_web Carol Christiansen, Hudson Gateway
  • Sharon Ciminielli_2017_web Sharon Ciminelli, Buffalo Niagara
  • Barbara Ciricillo_web Barbara Ciricillo, Greater Syracuse
  • Greg Connors updated 6_2016_web J. Gregory Connors, Greater Capital
  • Kathryn Conquest_web Kate Conquest, Long Island
  • Laura Copersino_web Laura Copersino, Long Island
  • Tina Calkins Covey_web Tina Calkins Covey, Clinton
  • theodamico Theodora D'Amico, Greater Capital
  •  Frank DellAccio, Long Island
  •  Peter Demidovich, Long Island
  • Dill_Douglas_web Douglas Dill, Hudson Gateway
  • Steven Domber_web Steven Domber, Dutchess County
  • Mark Donnelly_web Mark Donnelly, Long Island
  •  Floyd Earl, Long Island
  •  Kathleen Engel, Long Island
  • John Fitzgerald 3_pp new_web John Fitzgerald, Long Island
  • Lynne Freda_web Lynne Freda, Sullivan
  • Mary Fry updated_web Mary Fry, Clinton County
  • Carol Gallo-Turschmann_web Carol Gallo-Turschmann, Long Island
  •  Ann Garti, Hudson Gateway
  • Amy Wood Gonzalez Amy Wood Gonzalez, Ithaca
  •  Susan Greenfield, NYSCAR
  • CathyGriffin_web Cathy Griffin, Greater Capital
  • lindsay hart_web Lindsay Hart, Ithaca
  •  Daniel Hartnett, Greater Syracuse
  •  Susan Helsinger, Long Island
  •  Martin Hepworth, Long Island
  • chuck hilbert_web Chuck Hilbert, Greater Rochester
  •  Joseph Houlihan, Hudson Gateway
  • Peter_Hunt_web Peter Hunt, Buffalo Niagara
  •  Mike Johnson, Buffalo Niagara
  • Andrew Kachaylo_web Andrew Kachaylo, Greater Rochester
  • Katie Kao_web Katie Kao, Long Island
  • Kyle Kelly web Kyle Kelly, Long Island
  •  Michael Kelly, NYSAR 
  •  Gary Kenline*, Buffalo Niagara
  • Hank Kimball_web Henry Kimball, Elmira Corning
  • DerickKing_1_web Derick King, NYSAR
  •  Sari Kingsley, Staten Island
  • James Knight_web James Knight, Buffalo Niagara
  • Sander Koudijs_web Sander Koudijs, Hudson Gateway
  • Barry Kramer_web Barry Kramer, Hudson Gateway
  •  Kevin Leatherman, Long Island
  •  John Leonardi, Buffalo Niagara
  •  Pat Levitt, Long Island
  • CynthiaLippolis_web Cynthia Lippolis, Hudson Gateway
  • Clayton Livingston_web Clayton Livingston, Hudson Gateway
  •  Paul Llobell, Long Island
  • Kevin Loiacono_web Kevin Loiacono, Long Island
  • Eliot_Lonardo_web Eliot Lonardo, Long Island
  • Beth_Lowe-3 (002)_web Beth Lowe, Long Island
  • Dave Manzano Dave Manzano, Greater Syracuse
  • Thomas_McGroder_NEW_web Thomas McGroder, Greater Capital
  •  Lisa McKenna, Northern Adirondack
  •  Felton McLaughlin, Greater Capital
  •  Mary McLaughlin, Long Island
  • Cynthia Mead_web Cynthia Mead, Southern Adirondack
  • Holly Mellstrom_web Holly Mellstrom, Hudson Gateway
  • Michael_Mendicino_web Michael Mendicino, Long Island
  •  Steven Meyers, Hudson Gateway
  • Dianne Minogue_web Dianne Minogue, Dutchess County
  • Ryan Mitchell_web Ryan Mitchell, Ithaca
  • Malinda M 2017_web Malinda Montemarano, Staten Island
  • Michael Morris_web2017 Michael Morris, Long Island
  •  Joe Mottola*, Long Island
  • Mike Muldoon_web Mike Muldoon, Hudson Gateway
  • James A. Netter-Website_web James Netter, Long Island
  • ben_pan_web Ben Pan, Long Island
  •  Karen Peebles, Jefferson Lewis
  •  Rosemarie Pelatti, Hudson Gateway
  • Dennis Pezzimenti Dennis Pezzimenti, Cattaraugus-Chautauqua
  • Sal Polito_web2017  Sal Polito, Long Island
  • Nancy Quigg_web Nancy Quigg, Greater Syracuse
  • Mahaish Ramoutar_web Mahaish Ramoutar, Long Island
  •  Mark Re, Greater Syracuse
  • Frank Reali HIGH RES_WEB Frank Reali, Staten Island
  • Danielle Riley Danielle Riley, Greater Rochester
  • Joe Rivellino_web2 Joe Rivellino, Buffalo Niagara
  • Seibert Robinson_web Seibert Robinson, Long Island
  • Sean Rogge_web Sean Rogge, Southern Adirondack
  • Roohan_Tom_web Tom Roohan, Greater Capital
  • MaryAliceRuppert2012_web Mary Alice Ruppert, Long Island
  • edryan_web Ed Ryan, Long Island
  • Rhonda_Saulsbury_web Rhonda Saulsbury, Greater Rochester
  • Dianne Scalza_web Dianne Scalza, Long Island
  •  Donald Scanlon, Long Island
  •  Matthew Schmelzer, Bronx Manhattan North
  • CRAIG Schneider Craig Schneider, Greater Rochester
  • Michael_Scully_web Michael J. Scully, Long Island
  • susan sommers_web Susan Sommers, Greater Capital
  • Dick Stauffer Richard Stauffer, Hamptons & North Fork
  • David_Strainer David Strainer, Southern Adirondack
  •  Laurel Sweeney, Ulster
  •  Becky Thomas, Otsego Delaware
  • Laurena_Torres_web Laurena Torres, Bronx Manhattan North
  •  miriam treger, Buffalo Niagara
  •  John Vernazza, Staten Island
  • penne vincent Penny Vincent, Greater Rochester
  • Jonas Wagner_WEB Jonas Wagner, Long Island
  •  Eric Wedemeyer, Otsego Delaware
  •  Eden Whitaker_REV Eden Whitaker, Southern Adirondack
  •  Merle Whitehead, Greater Capital 
  • WilsonLindaLinda Wilson, Greater Rochester
  •  Ted Wilson, Southern Adirondack
  • Kira Witherwax_cropforweb Kira Witherwax, Clinton
  •  George S. Wonica, Brooklyn
  • Val Wonica_web Valerie Wonica, Staten Island
  •  James Yockel, Greater Rochester
  •  Charlene Zoratti, Buffalo Niagara
  • CRS-Designation-Logo_Horizontal_Color Council of Residential Specialists, Greater Rochester
  • Dutchess County Association of REALTORS
  • Greater Hudson Valley MLS
  •   Ulster County Board of REALTORS
  • Women’s Council of REALTORS, Capital Region Chapter & Empire Chapter
  • Mary Begley, Long Island
  • Karen Davala, Columbia Greene
  • Vincent DellAccio, Long Island
  • Scott Dobrin, Staten Island
  • Shawn Elliot, Long Island
  • Marco Gomez, Long Island
  • Maureen Haley Mizuno, Long Island
  • Patricia Holmes*, Hudson Gateway
  • Pamela Jones, Hudson Gateway
  • Kevin Loiacono, Long Island
  • Mike McHugh, Long Island
  • Jan Nastri, Greater Syracuse
  • Patricia Neuwirth, Hudson Gateway
  • Frances Paruolo, Long Island
  • Julia Ricciuti*, Hudson Gateway
  • Margret Roberts, Greater Rochester
  • Jeffrey Scofield, Greater Rochester
  • Clinton County Board of REALTORS
  • Women's Council of REALTORS, Dutchess Chapter
  • Women's Council of REALTORS, Empire Chapter
  • Women’s Council of REALTORS, Tri-County Chapter
  • Women's Council of REALTORS, Western New York Chapter

  • *Pledges


    RPAC of New York Hall of Fame

    RPAC of New York recently inducted 23 members into the inaugural class of the RPAC of New York Hall of Fame. RPAC of New York Hall of Famers have each invested at least $15,000 in RPAC over their lifetime, including:
  • Mary Begley, Long Island
  • George Bergleitner, Otsego-Delaware
  • Joseph Canfora, Long Island
  • Dawn Carpenter, Staten Island
  • JP Endres-Fein, Hudson Gateway
  • Lisbeth English, Long Island
  • Mel Farkas, Long Island
  • Barbara Frechter, Long Island
  • Frank DellAccio, Long Island
  • Susan Goldy, Bronx Manhattan
  • Joan Grant, Ulster
  • Max Wm. Gurvitch, Brooklyn
  • Richard Haggerty, Hudson Gateway
  • Margaret Hartman, Buffalo Niagara
  • Dorothy Herman, Long Island
  • Susan Helsinger, Long Island
  • Buddy Hoosein, Long Island
  • Gary Kenline, Buffalo Niagara
  • Nancy Kennedy, Hudson Gateway
  • Paul Kennedy, Hudson Gateway
  • Sari Kingsley, Staten Island
  • Carol Kope, Hudson Gateway
  • Patricia Levitt, Long Island
  • Audrey Livingstone, Long Island
  • Duncan MacKenzie, NYSAR CEO
  • Michael Mendicino, Long Island
  • Joseph Mottola, LIBOR CEO
  • Linda Page, Columbia-Greene
  • Michael Schmelzer, Bronx Manhattan
  • George K. Wonica, Staten Island
  • Alan Yassky, Hudson Gateway

  • Presidents Club
     ($500 to $999)
    The membership requirement for the NYSAR Presidents Club is a $500 to $999 RPAC contribution annually.

    • Dorothy Aschkar, Long Island
    • Jennifer Ball, Southern Adirondack
    • Gabriele Bishop, Long Island
    • Lydia Bueso Roman, Long Island
    • Brooke Clark, Southern Adirondack
    • Christopher Colucci, Long Island
    • Luisa Craige-Sherman, Southern Adirondack
    • Susana Dumas, Long Island
    • Phil Felice, Long Island
    • M. Lynne Freda, Sullivan County
    • Linda Gatewood, Southern Adirondack
    • Rosalie Labbate, Long Island
    • Leanne Little, NYSAR
    • Scott Newell, Southern Adirondack
    • Joseph Piccininni, Long Island
    • Charlotte Potvin, Southern Adirondack
    • Jeffrey Roney, Greater Syracuse
    • Paul Rossi, NYSAR
    • Jennifer Sherry, Southern Adirondack
    • Tony Smith, Long Island
    • Sarah Stansbury, Clinton County 

    Capitol Club ($250 to $499)

    The membership requirement for the NYSAR Capitol Club is a $250 to $499 RPAC contribution annually. RPAC of NY thanks:

    • Gail Abplanalp, St Lawrence County
    • Christopher Bacchus, Long Island
    • Roberts Bangs, Hudson Gateway
    • Diane Benczkowski, Buffalo Niagara
    • Joseph Brunken, Long island
    • Kimberly Bullard, Southern Adirondack
    • Shelli Cameron, Southern Adirondack
    • Brad Casella, Long Island
    • Patricia Cassese, Hudson Gateway
    • Andrew Castine, Clinton County
    • Emily Catik, Long Island
    • Marcia Clarke, Brooklyn
    • Brendan Cunningham, Buffalo Niagara
    • Michael Damp, Northern Adirondack
    • Carol Disanto, Ithaca
    • Lance Evans, Jefferson Lewis
    • Gail Fattizzi, Hudson Gateway
    • Michael Ferrara, Long Island
    • Shelia Ferrentino, Buffalo Niagara
    • Michelle Fowler, Clinton County
    • David Fuller, Northern Adirondack
    • Michael Galicia, Long Island
    • Karen Gosnell, Clinton County
    • Frederic Greene, Long Island
    • Brian Gucciardo, Long Island
    • Judith Guglielmo, Clinton County
    • Sanford Hayes, Northern Adirondack
    • Sarah Hughes, Hudson Gateway
    • Norma Jayne, Ithaca
    • Lucille Kassian, St Lawrence County
    • Joel Koval, Greater Capital
    • Robert Pace, Long Island
    • Marlo Paventi, Long Island
    • Sally Pepper, Southern Adirondack
    • Rose Marie Princi, Long Island
    • Richard Rielly, Columbia-Greene
    • Nancy Rome, Jefferson Lewis
    • Patricia Santucci, Long Island
    • P. Joseph Siematkowski, St Lawrence County
    • Mary Stoe, Ithaca
    • Rose Torraca, Long Island
    • Karlene Tyson, Long Island
    • Rocio Uchofen, Staten Island
    • Steve Vaisey, Greater Rochester
    • Ellen Welch, Clinton County
    • Eric Winklhofer, Buffalo Niagara
    • Hui Xin Wong, Long Island
    • Yanjing Xie, Long Island
    • Shan Yi Yip, Long Island

    *Charter Golden "R" contributors, who joined the program by Dec. 31, 2001 may sustain their Golden "R" membership at $1,000 annually.

    NAR President's Circle members
    NAR’s President’s Circle* is a direct giver program whereby members receive requests throughout the year to make direct contributions to national political party committees and/or federal candidates selected by the national RPAC Trustees.

    *President’s Circle members must be an RPAC Major Donor and contribute an additional $2,000 in personal contributions.

    Want to contribute and support RPAC's efforts as these members have done?

    For more information on the NYSAR REALTORS Political Action Committee, e-mail our Government Affairs Department.


    Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to RPAC are voluntary and used for political purposes. The amount suggested is merely a guideline and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal and the National Association of REALTORS or any of its state associations or local boards will not favor or disfavor any member because of the amount contributed. 70% of each contribution is used by the State PAC to support state and local political candidates. Until your state reaches its RPAC goal, 30% is sent to National RPAC to support Federal candidates and is charged against you limits under 2 U.S.C. 441a; after the state reaches its RPAC goal, it may elect to retain your entire contribution for use in supporting state and local candidates.


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