Despite all the twists and turns of the recent election cycle, one thing remained constant: the growing strength of BUILD-PAC, NAHB’s political action committee, dedicated to electing the most qualified pro-housing, pro-business candidates to federal office.
Throughout the 2015-2016 election cycle, BUILD-PAC supported 356 U.S. congressional candidates. On Nov. 8, 95% of the candidates won their races.
“BUILD-PAC has made great strides in this election cycle,” said Eugene Graf IV, the 2016 BUILD-PAC chairman. “We disbursed more than $2.8 million to federal candidates and committees – an 18% increase over the last cycle. BUILD-PAC’s support of pro-housing candidates is shaping the political landscape.”
Also, for the first time in its 74-year history, NAHB this year endorsed candidates for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. NAHB endorsed candidates who have shown a commitment to policies that promote homeownership and rental housing opportunities for all Americans. NAHB made all of its endorsement decisions in concert with the state and local associations of the lawmakers under consideration.
Of the 137 candidates NAHB endorsed, 129 – or 94% – won their races on Nov. 8.
Learn more about the impact of the 2016 elections on housing.