For Immediate Release – October 11, 2016
Lake Bluff, IL – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) announced their endorsement of Illinois 10th Congressional candidate Bob Dold.
“Rep. Dold has made housing and homeownership a top national priority and understands that expanding housing opportunities for all Americans is essential to the economic and social well-being of our nation,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady, a home builder and developer from Bloomington, IL.
Accepting the NAHB endorsement, Dold recognized the necessity of housing and homeownership as a top national priority, the impact of housing on local, state and national economies, and the need to support policies that allow home builders to construct safe and affordable housing.
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of the National Association of Home Builders for championing bipartisan policies that will give families the opportunities to achieve homeownership and provide communities with opportunities for additional economic growth. Homes are places to make families feel safe, flourish and grow, and we must continue to work together to help make homeownership a possibility for all Americans,” said Dold.
As Election Day fast approaches, Dold continues to gain impressive endorsements from his largest base of support from 10th District leaders, and national and local organizations including the Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald, The Human Rights Campaign, the U.S Chamber of Commerce, IL Chamber of Congress, National Federation of Independent Businesses and Conserv America, to name a few.
The NAHB’s full endorsement of Dold is below.
The National Association of Home Builders Endorses Representative Robert Dold for Congress
The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) today endorsed Representative Robert Dold (R-Ill.) for re-election to Congress.
“Rep. Dold has made housing and homeownership a top national priority and understands that expanding housing opportunities for all Americans is essential to the economic and social well-being of our nation,” said NAHB Chairman Ed Brady, a home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill.
Housing is important to local, state and national economies and accounts for about 15 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product. NAHB believes in this critical election year that it is important to elect pro-housing, pro-business candidates to Congress in order to ensure that the housing and economic recovery continues to move forward.
“NAHB has taken this action to endorse candidates for Congress because a robust housing industry is key to a thriving national economy,” said Brady. “We are proud to endorse Rep. Dold for re-election because he supports policies to remove needless regulatory barriers that will allow home builders to provide more safe and affordable housing for hard-working American families.”
New home construction is an engine of job creation. On average, workers from 22 fields are needed to build a home. Constructing 100 single-family homes creates nearly 300 full-time jobs and $11.1 million in fees and taxes for all levels of government to help fund schools, roads, police and firefighters.
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