MetroTex Association of REALTORS® supports and endorses candidates who help in our mission to protect the private property rights of homeowners and tenants. These candidates understand this mission and have committed to working with MetroTex to continue to promote homeownership in their districts. REALTORS® have a strong voice in their communities and continue to lead by example. We encourage everyone to get out and vote!
- First day of Early Voting – April 25, 2022
- Last day of Early Voting – May 3, 2022
- Election Day – May 7, 2022
How are candidates selected for endorsement?
Candidates are interviewed by MetroTex, Texas REALTORS®, and/or NAR, to determine their positions and commitments on issues directly effecting property rights of homeowners and tenants, and REALTORS® themselves.
Why aren’t there endorsements for every elected office?
Since the March 1 election is a primary election, only candidates who are running opposed are included. Unopposed candidates were not interviewed for this cycle.
Does MetroTex support a specific party?
Endorsements are made regardless of political affiliation. You may hear about the REALTOR® Party – a powerful alliance of REALTORS® and REALTOR® Associations working to advance public policies and candidates that build strong communities, protect property interests and promote a vibrant business environment. The REALTOR® Party may include candidates of any political affiliation, as long as they are committed and invested in the issues facing REALTORS® and homeowners and tenants. Find out more.
How do I know where MetroTex stands on specific issues?
Check out MetroTex Public Policy Positions.
How can I make a difference?
Make sure you get out and vote! The REALTOR® voice is strong and pivotal. Also, invest in TREPAC.
Where can I vote?
Find my polling place on the Texas Secretary of State’s website.
REALTOR® Endorsed Candidates
We Can All Agree Texans Need Property Tax Relief!
You can lower property taxes for you and your neighbors by voting FOR State of Texas Proposition 2 on the May 7 ballot.
Make Your Voice Heard!
Get Out And Vote On May 7
Early Voting: April 25 – May 3
Increases Homestead Exemption From
$25,000 to $40,000
The Average Texas Homeowner Would Save
About $176 a Year
What is a Homestead Exemption?
A homestead exemption is a certain amount of value that is automatically subtracted from your residence homestead property tax valuation. That means that when your tax bill is calculated by your local taxing entities, they will assess your taxes based on the lowered value.
The State of Texas currently pays for a $25,000 reduction in your homestead property tax value when calculating your school district taxes. Some local taxing entities, like cities and counties, offer an additional homestead exemption. Approving State of Texas Proposition 2 means that the $25,000 exemption will increase to $40,000.
How does this lower property taxes?
If the annual property tax valuation on your residence homestead is $300,000, the current homestead exemption automatically means your school district property tax bill will be based on $275,000 instead of the original $300,000.
Approving State of Texas Proposition 2 means that the exemption will increase to $40,000, so your $300,000 home’s annual school tax bill would be calculated on $260,000 (starting in 2023).
Does this affect school funding?
No. The State of Texas fully pays for this property tax relief. School funding would not be reduced by this proposition.