NAHB elections should be on your radar. I’m Kathe Ostrom, your NAHB MN State Rep and there is a contested election for the 2015 NAHB Third Vice Chair position. I know… the news channels are filled with election hoopla for local, state and national government races too. And those are very important events. But, your company or business is in a race too, and NAHB is your voice in Washington. Their primary goal is to protect the housing industry from needless legislation or unproven and unscientific mandates by unelected bureaucrats in the regulatory field! NAHB lobbyists and lawyers are doing a good job, and we need to be sure they have good leadership from our elected leaders at NAHB.
The BAM Exec Committee put forth a resolution endorsing Randy Noel and it was overwhelmingly approved by the directors of BAM.
For the past year at NAHB Exec Committee meetings, I have sat next to Randy Noel…..not by choice but by alphabetical order…and he has been a wealth of knowledge for me. I continually have pummeled him with questions on the ‘why are doing…? And what is the reason for….? And why are we spending….?’ and many others. His historical knowledge of NAHB is amazing. But his vision for the future and changes that need to be made at the national level are genuinely encouraging.
Many of you know that I have not been happy with some of the shenanigans at national including spending issues, the committee appointment process, and a myriad of other issues. I have had the privilege of speaking with both candidates for Third Vice Chair and both are exceptional men with many of the same visionary tools for the future.
What sets Randy Noel apart, in my opinion, is that he has involved and surrounded himself with people who are like-minded and really want to move the association forward. He is a small volume, single family home builder who can identify with the issues and problems that most of us face.
Please join me in working for the election of Randy Noel for 2015 NAHB Third Vice Chair.