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The Tucson Association of REALTORS® advocacy program works to leverage the largest business organization in Southern Arizona and its substantial financial impact on Southern Arizona’s economy to proactively influence public policy affecting all aspects of real estate and our regional economy.  Our focus is collaborating with decision makers, community stakeholders and other business organizations to improve our community and advance the interests of our industry.

With 6,200+ members, we bring the expertise and knowledge necessary to assist local government in drafting and implementing successful real estate development and housing policies which facilitate economic development, promote homeownership, and protect private property rights.

Our Association supports candidates and elected officials who are REALTOR® CHAMPIONS through our non-partisan, REALTOR® PARTY platform. Real estate and homeownership issues are non-partisan, and we actively support those candidates for public office who value homeownership and protect private property rights.

Meet your Government Affairs Director, Shawn Cote. Shawn joined TAR after 10 years as the Government Affairs Director with the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association (SAHBA). At SAHBA Shawn worked with the four municipalities within the county and was the liaison between building industry members and local government. Prior to SAHBA, Shawn worked as the government affairs director for the Southwest Montana Building Industry Association. Shawn has built relationships that will be incredibly valuable to TAR and its future. 

You can reach Shawn at or call (520) 382-8807